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Is he still free (not having given himself up / been arrested yet)?
yes he's still free
Does he have any assets? That is, a home, car, etc...? I know you mentioned his apartment, but I need to know what assets he has to his name.
He has none
Does he support anyone? That is, is there anyone living with him at his apartment?
no not at the moment
Has he been deemed eligible or otherwise receive federal supplemental security income (SSI), medicaid, aid to families with dependent children (AFDC), general assistance, food stamps, refugee settlement benefits, poverty-related veterans’ benefits, or other similar poverty-based governmental financial assistance?
No he works parttime and goes to college fulltime
How many hours a week does he work?
He just started the job but he works about 20 something hours a week
$6+ per hour
Thank you. Essentially he will need to turn himself in. Unless he can pay for an attorney, there's nothing that he can really do "from the outside". But once he turns himself in, he can ask the court for a court appointed attorney, based upon his indigency. The court has standards to handle what constitutes indigency, but it's primarily based upon income and assets. Since he has really neither, he should be a good candidate for a court appointed attorney. But again, he's going to have to be on the "inside" to be able to request this in the first place.
Also, giving himself up (rather than getting caught while speeding, etc...) would look better for him to get released on bail, etc... because he can show that he took action as soon as he could
(rather than only taking action when caught)
Ok that makes sense
When he does turn himself in, he needs to speak immediately with the intake officer / etc... about what needs to be done to get a court appointed attorney. They'd be able to help him from there.
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So we just go to the police and turn him in. Or court
It will be to the police. The court would only turn him over to the police.