LegalASAP can likely match you with a local, experienced criminal defense attorney for a free consultation right away. This attorney will charge you $0 to review your case.
While the Constitution guarantees free representation for anyone who cannot afford to hire a lawyer, not everyone is eligible. The Criminal Justice Act (CJA) requires every person arrested on criminal charges to submit a financial eligibility form first. If your household income’s more than 125% of your state’s poverty level, you cannot get free, court-appointed representation.
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