Hello, thank you for the question. Is she being interviewed now?
You have no access to her at the moment, right?
How old is she?
OK, you asked if she'll qualify for Legal Aid.
Assaulted her husband with pot and or picture frame.
That will depend on what exactly she's charged with, what penalty the Crown is seeking, and her financial circumstances. Or were you asking about a family law certificate?
What is a flc?
A certificate to hire a lawyer for family court. Are you asking about criminal certificate?
Does she have an income or own property?
Works part time and together own a house.
OK, she's unlikely to get a free certificate, but she can ask for a certificate on a repayment plan. That's secured by a lien on the property, she has to pay back Legal Aid for what the lawyer charges it, plus 10% for administration costs. That's still a lot cheaper than hiring a lawyer privately, and she wouldn't have to come up with a retainer either.
But she won't be able to apply until after her first court date when she gets her Crown Screening Form, which is a note from the Crown saying what charges it is proceeding with and what penalty it seeks on conviction.
What if her name is XXXXX XXXXX the deed?
You said they own a house together?
They are married ffor 4 years . But her name is XXXXX XXXXX the mortgage.
Mortgage doesn't matter, if she's on title to the property she's co-owner.
She is not on the title
Then it depends on income and other assets. She can't apply until after her first court date.
Does she have a record? Is the alleged victim injured?
no record . Bruised and scratched
She's unlikely to get jail time.
And if the crown isn't seeking jail time she's unlikely to get legal aid.
how about keeping her in jail overnight?
That's a different issue. The police at this point have to determine if she will need a bail hearing. I suspect not. You're there, she's pregnant, and no record.
Should we get a lawyer?
Absolutely. Preferably one that does family and criminal.
ok thanks bye