Minneapolis, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: Hi, I have been searching for criminal Bro Bono legal assistance for my son who has been in the Scott County Jail

He does have a public defender he’s not comfortable with,I keep running into road blocks,my question is how to find a pro bono criminal attorney.He has no income and is on Social Security disability but that ended when he got incarcerated.I just really need some direction!!

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William Bailey
William Bailey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The pro bono option for criminal defense attorneys is the public defender's office. If you are not satisfied with the public defenders, you should hire a private attorney for him.

Thomas C Gallagher agrees with this answer

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: All you can really do is contact attorneys directly to see if they would handle the case pro bono. But the reality is that the public Defender’s office represents those who can’t afford an attorney. You may need to pay for his representation if he can’t afford his own attorney.

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