Lynnwood, WA asked in Criminal Law for Washington

Q: How can I afford a lawyer on low income?

I've been having a huge amount of difficulty finding any lawyer willing to accept a payment plan that isn't paid out thousands of dollars at a time. I've been looking into loan programs, but I have a sub 600 score. Are there any financial assistance programs for defendants in criminal cases?

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Stan Glisson
Stan Glisson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Port Orchard, WA
  • Licensed in Washington

A: There aren't specifically financial assistance programs for criminal defendants, largely because public defenders are available for indigent defendants.

If you don't qualify for that, then maybe it's just a matter of talking to multiple attorneys until you find one that you have confidence in and who is willing to work with you on payment terms.

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