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Yes, it does. However if this is a criminal matter, a pro bono attorney is normally appointed by the Court. One tells the Judge that one cannot afford counsel, and the Court will then want to hear about your financial situation. If the Court feels that your financial situation does not allow to hire counsel and you cannot work to hire counsel, the Judge will appoint you an attorney.
However, this is not necessarily true if the charge is a misdemeanor. If the charge is a misdemeanor, the Court may refuse to appoint counsel.
If so, then there are other options. I can recommend three resources. First, here is a list of all pro bono work in the state...
…and another list:
Finally, you may call your local law school and see if they have a legal clinic place available. The legal clinic is a free service the school(s) provide to the community. While they are often overbooked, they have openings sometimes. Here is the list law schools in your state:
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