What can I do to help an individual obtain a private criminal defense lawyer pro bono?
Question Details: My significant other was arrested last month along with a friend for possession with intent to distribute meth, possession of cocaine and marijuana, drug stamp, and felon possession of a firearm. He was driving and pulled over for tags.
Try contacting your state's bar association and asking if they have a referral list of attorneys who will do criminal defense work pro bono--some do. Also try your country and city bar associations.
Have your significant other apply to the court for a court-appointed lawyer: if he can't afford one (and can't find a pro bono attorney), an attorney should be appointed for him. The court clerk's office can provide information on doing this.
If your significant other has too much money for a pro bono lawyer or a court appointed one, he'll have to hire an attorney.
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