How can I get an attorney if I make too much for a public defender but cannot afford private counsel?
Question Details: I was caught stealing from a store. The 1st time was 6 months ago and I completed all programs. The 2nd time happened last time. The court wants me to see or talk to someone to get help for my stealing problem but I told them that I could not stop and felt it was a sickness. I had asked for a court attorney but was told that I made too much money. My next court date is in about a month and don't know what to do. I can't afford an attorney because I am going through a bankruptcy and already have to pay that attorney.
In a situation such as this, you can try to see if your county or state bar association as a list of attorenys who will take cases "pro bono" or at least based on a client's income and circumstances. Additionally, legal aid may be of help. If not, see if there is a law school in your area as they typically run legal clinics that may take cases such as yours.