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My grandson has a court date, 19 April. He is 21, makes $13 per hour, 40 a week. The charge against him is serious. He was told he is not eligible for a public defender, and he cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Can you tell me the rule for eligibility for a public defender? This is in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, thank you Richard

Lawyer's Assistant: What was your grandson charged with exactly? Are there any upcoming court dates?

He was charged with possession of a gun not registered, and when he was stopped they found it in his glove compartment. His court date is 19 April.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has he talked to a SC lawyer about this yet?

No, because I am told he cannot afford to consult with one.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He was stopped and he claims he was not speeding, but there was also a small amount of marijuana in the car. They dropped that charge. Now he has to go to court for the gun possession charge

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK This court date is in Spartanburg County SC on April 19. Charge is possession of an unregistered firearm.

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