Asked in Federal Crimes for Mississippi

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

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2 Lawyer Answers
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin

A: This is criminal defense not federal.

That is what the public defender is for

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

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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