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How can a defendant petition the court for a public defender before their date to app

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I live in the state of California. I was arrested, and booked for the charge of petty theft. I was released (ROR), and given a citation to appear in court. How can I petition the court for a public defender before my court date?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I live in the state of California. I was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor of petty theft. I was booked and released (ror) with a citation to appear in court. I cannot afford an attorney. How can I petition the court for a public defender before my court date?

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