Q: What do I do if I have been charged with misdemeanor theft of property an can't afford a attorney
You should contact the public defender assigned to the court in which you are charged. Do that now. You will be asked some questions about income and assets to assure that you qualify for appointment of counsel. An interview with the defender prior to your court date will allow that attorney an opportunity to serve you best.
If you do not find a contact number for the public defender's office, I suggest that you contact the court where a court staff member can give you the correct contact information.
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