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?
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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