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|Financial Eligibility Form|
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY, IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD A PRIVATE ATTORNEY, THE COURT MAY APPOINT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OR Alternate Public Defender TO REPRESENT YOU
- At your arraignment, the Court will ask if you have hired an attorney or have the financial ability to hire an attorney to represent you.
- If you can't afford an attorney, the Court will request that you complete a FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND FINANCIAL RELEASE FORM.
- For your convenience and to assist in your preparation, the forms are available at this link.
- If an attorney is appointed to represent you, the Court will at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, after a hearing, make a determination of your ability to pay all or a portion of the cost of the representation.