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Question
Will the Court appoint me an attorney?
Solution
If you have been formally charged with a crime and cannot afford to hire your own attorney, you have a Constitutional right to an attorney at government expense. A judge will review your financial situation and if you are found to be financially qualified, an attorney will be appointed to represent you. You may be required to reimburse the court for the costs associated with providing you with an attorney.