I have provided to you the link for the Public Defender's Office, State of Maryland, for the County of Montgomery. You may be eligible for a Public Defender, depending on your income. You need to contact this office to find out.
In addition, there is also a Pro Bono Project in your area. Here are the details:
The Pro Bono Project recruits attorneys from national and local firms to assist in the defense of cases assigned to the felony trial
staff. Staff attorneys are encouraged to select cases from their pre-trial caseload to assign to volunteers from the Pro Bono Project. The staff attorney acts as a supervisor and as a resource for the volunteer attorney as the case is being prepared for litigation. Typically, a senior member of the volunteer’s firm will also act as a resource and supervisor. The office provides a two day training program consisting of substantive and procedural information on the first day, and a skills component on the second day. Many of the participating firms assign teams of two lawyers to work on the pro bono cases. Cases are assigned shortly after presentment to the grand jury, the pro bono attorneys continue representing the client through disposition. Typically, clients assigned are charged with crimes targeted for vigorous prosecution such as domestic violence
or drug offenses.
The following firms are currently participating in the project:
O’Melvney & Myers
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &Flom
Williams & Connolly
Crowell & Moring
Covington & Burling
Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
Miles & Stockbridge (Rockville Office)
Alan Drew, Assistant Public [email protected]
If you are not eligible, you can contact criminal attorneys in your area and see what attorneys offer free consultations, so that you may at least state your case.
Please let me know if you need anything further.
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