MMy boyfriend had court yesterday and denied the charges they were presenting so he has another court date. I was wondering if he would have a court appointed attorney? And will be meet with my boyfriend prior to court
If the district attorney is seeking jail time and your boyfriend meets the financial requirements, an attorney may be appointed by the court. He should contact the court to obtain information about the process of obtaining court appointed counsel.
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He should contact the clerk of courts and ask how counsel is appointed. He may have to apply with the public defender's office or the clerk of courts. If he does not do so before he should inform the judge that he can not afford an attorney but wishes that one be appointed to represent him.
If he is facing jail and meets the income limits for court-appointed counsel, the court will appoint a lawyer. If he makes too much money or is not facing jail counsel will not be appointed.
Whether you can meet with him will depend upon his bail conditions and the policies at the jail. If his bail conditions prohibit contact with you, you cannot meet with him. Bail conditions will probably prohibit contact if you are a victim, co-defendant or witness.
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