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My sister-in-law, who is schizophrenic and bipolar, has just

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My sister-in-law, who is schizophrenic and bipolar, has just been sentenced to 120 days in Arkansas jail. She was denied legal representation. I do not think this is right, and also feel her mental illness should be highly considered. Please advise if I am correct. Thank you
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I need Arkansas, USA, law. Not Canada law, please and thank you.
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 10 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this.

Was she convicted of a crime? Please clarify.

Can she afford an attorney? If not, did she ask the Court to appoint an attorney?