How to Hire an Assault Lawyer
If someone has accused you of assault, you need to drop everything and look for an attorney. Assault is a serious accusation and is often charged with a lot of emotions. An assault lawyer can walk you through the process and look out for your best interests.
But if youve never hired a lawyer before, you may not know where to find one. This article can help.
The court will consider appointing you a public defender at your arraignment if you do not have the money to hire an attorney, Each state-indeed sometimes each judge-has its own way of determining who cannot afford an attorney. You can ask the court if you qualify at your next court appearance.
If the court OKs your request, you must take the public defender assigned to you. You do not get to choose which public defender represents you.