Q: My 18 year old daughter is currently being charged with capital murder here in Corinth, Ms
Is there an attorney that will take this case pro bono? Please
This is criminal defense not federal.
That is what the public defender is for
A: Unfortunately, given the high standards and resources necessary to defend a capital murder case, the chances of obtaining pro bono counsel are rather slim. Your daughter's best bet is going to be to await an appointment of a public defender to represent her. One recommendation that I would have is to make sure that the attorney is qualified to defend a capital murder case, either as first chair or as second chair. In Mississippi, our rules are very specific as to the qualifications necessary to defend a capital murder case, and, to be quite frank, there are only a small number of us who are actually qualified through experience and/or training to handle such a case.
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