Q: can I get a free lawyer for my son in custody charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
my son is in jail for bond forfeiture charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon he did nor commit this crime has never been in trouble before
A: Defendant's who cannot afford counsel can request the court to appoint counsel to represent them. Appointed counsel are often excellent lawyers and the reputation they have in some circles is unwarranted. However, if the court finds that your son can afford a lawyer then you cannot be appointed a lawyer and you should obtain the legal counsel of your choice. Most lawyers charge a fee as they have to make a living just like everyone else, however, there are some lawyers who will work with you regarding payment arrangements. I assume that your son has not been appointed a lawyer by the court, so I suggest you start calling around to see if there are any lawyers who can work with you to set up some type of payment plan.
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