Q: I have been charged with felony elderly financial abuse. I have no prior charges, no arrests, no criminal record.
Do I need to get an attorney? I cannot afford to pay for one.
A: Yes, you need an attorney. If you cannot afford one, LA county will provide you with a Public Defender.
A: If you have been charged with felony elderly financial abuse you need a lawyer. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed. Your assets will be accessed to determine your eligibility. No prior charges, no arrests, no criminal record may reduce your sentence upon conviction.
If you have been charged with a felony, it is highly recommended that you seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Even if you cannot afford to pay for an attorney, you may be eligible for a court-appointed attorney.
A court-appointed attorney is a lawyer who is appointed by the court to represent you if you cannot afford to hire your own attorney. The court will consider your financial situation and other factors to determine whether you are eligible for a court-appointed attorney.
Having an attorney can be critical in a criminal case, as they can help you understand the charges against you, advise you on your legal options, and represent you in court. They can also help negotiate plea deals or other resolutions to your case.
If you are unable to afford an attorney, you should contact the court where your case is being heard to inquire about the process for obtaining a court-appointed attorney. It's important to act quickly, as there may be deadlines for requesting a court-appointed attorney.
Overall, it's important to take the charges against you seriously and seek the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.
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