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My son had a probation violation when arrested for swerving.

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My son had a probation violation when arrested for swerving. crushed pill on second stop, found in console, car torn apart, no testing and probation revoked from a prior arrest for dwi. plead guilty the two other people he was with were smoking marijuana outside the car. my son was feeding a kitten in the back seat of his car. kid outside had his keys. he was charged. he's been on probation for a year now and up until a month ago he was pulled over for swerving and a week later, he was pulled over again for swerving and charger with a dwi for a non narcotic prescription sleeping pill a friend left in his car probation and charged with a dwi for the crushed pill in his console. He is in jail without an attorney. Isn't he allowed representation?

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

Texas

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No can't afford one

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Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 11 months ago

Your question: "Isn't he allowed representation?"

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Yes, he can either retain his own lawyer or he can fill out the application for a court appointed attorney and if the court determines that he is indigent the one will be appointed for him. He can ask the jail for a form or, if they do not have one, he can send a request to the clerk of courts asking for a form. In addition, if he gets a court date before he gets the form he can make an oral request at court.

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