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What is the income level for getting a public defender in

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What is the income level for getting a public defender in colorado
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 3 years ago.
Hello Jacustomer,

Public defenders in Colorado get to determine who can afford an attorney and the judge can review the decision. Broadly speaking, however, the person cannot be able to afford a private attorney.

Colorado explains how it determines eligibility here. They use an elaborate point system. You'll find the details and the calculating chart on this page by downloading # 6.

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