denied pd by judge and am indigent
On common reason for people to not get a public defender is that the judge is willing to rule out the possibility of jail time. This might be the explanation if you son is facing a misdemeanor.
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I'm not sure exactly what your question is. A lot more information is needed to give a better answer. If it's a misdemeanor, the judge is not required to appoint counsel to indigent defendants unless a jail sentence is mandated upon conviction or the judge feels that jail is likely. If he's charged with a felony he is entitled to court appointed counsel if he is indigent. Each court is different in how they determine indigency for this purpose but it's generally a balance between income, assets, and liabilities.
No opinion is possible on the facts as presented. Clearly, an attorney should be consulted with the details. It should like the judge does not anticipate jail but the future results of conviction are major, even if there is no jail time. At least confer with an attorney.
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