Q: When you cant afford a lawyer are the one they give you really going to help
A: Court appointed lawyers are still bound by the same ethical responsibilities to represent their clients that a lawyer you hire would be. They should do everything in their power to assure that your rights are protected. The downside of having a court appointed lawyer is that you don't get to choose them, so it is kind of luck of the draw as to how good they are at their job and how well you communicate with them. You may want to consider calling a few local attorneys to see what kind of payment plans they accept, sometimes it is more affordable than you think. Hope this helps.
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