Irvine, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: My sister recently got herself into some legal issues. She is also mentally unstable. Do you offer pro bono services?

Due to the high fees, my family and I aren’t able to afford the rates for a criminal defense attorney

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: much more info needed.

if it is criminal and you can't afford a lawyer the judge will appoint one for you.

if she has mental challenges then you need a lawyer experienced with that.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: That is what the public defender's office is for.

Whenever someone asks for pro bono services I ask that person what that person has done to pay it forward.

Saying you will do something now is not paying it forward. It is bartering

Wais Azami
Wais Azami
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Garden Grove, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Look into public defenders. They are over-worked but are every bit as good as the rest of us private attorneys. They are licensed and did pass the same bar exam and often went to great law schools. They exist for people who can't afford their own private attorney.

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