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that is generally the criteria - they expect the family to put houses in second mortgages to pay for attorneys. however, he can still fill out the application for the public defender in his county - and he can also put down as a liability the money he owes to his grandparents for any money they put out for a bond fee.
filling out the application is a way of establishing the financial need for the service.
So what happens if we can't get an attorney?
tell me the state this has happened in, please? thank you
This happened in alabama.
first contact the PD office in the county where the arrest occured and ask to fill out the application - your grandson needs to do this. if he does not qualify, then you can contact the Bar Associaton and seek a pro bono referral. many times, when one does not qualify for PD assistance, they wont qualify for the pro bono either.
i really think he will qualify for the PD -