Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

My son was arrested for defrauding A Secondhand Dealer and Defrauding a pawn broker. His friend gave him jewelry to pawn for him because he did not have an ID. Turned out the merchandise was stolen from a neighbor. He has no prior arrests. Should he depend on the public defender or hire a lawyer. We don't have money for an expensive lawyers.

Asked on 7/25/13, 1:52 pm

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Craig Epifanio Craig Epifanio, P.A.
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In short, if he can't afford a lawyer, then he is entitled to a public defender. Most are hardworking, but all are overworked and have a high case load. So, if you can afford a private lawyer, get one. If not, then you will have to "depend" on a public defender.

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