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I was charged in the pass but no conviction. Am accused

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I was charged in the pass but no conviction. Am accused again with same theft. What are my chances with a student lawyer
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Canada Criminal Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

Is this about shoplifting?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
theft under $5000
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

Did you get diversion last time?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I did in the past. I did not commit this offense
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

By a student lawyer do you mean an articling student that would be supervised by a more senior criminal lawyer?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Basically am not in the position to afford an attorney but I also may not qualify for legal aid. Am looking for a free lawyer or someone that can take on my case
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

You are not going to get legal aid as there is no chance you are going to get a jail term and that is all legal aid pays for.

You are also not going to get a free lawyer as lawyers do not take on these type of cases for free.

If you live in a city that has a law school then you can get help from the student run legal clinic there.

If not then you should call around and speak to several criminal lawyers and ask if you can retain an articling student at a much lower cost. That would be fine for this case.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thank you so much
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 5 months ago.

You are very welcome.

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