Legal Question in Criminal Law in Pennsylvania

In the state of PA can the public defenders office deny me a lawyer? If so, why? If not, can I beat this case on this error?

Asked on 12/01/11, 5:22 pm

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Joseph Hanyon MHK Attorneys
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The public defenderís office can only represent clients who are under a certain income threshold. If your income is too high, you can be denied a public defender. This will not help your case in any way. You should retain private counsel to assure you get adequate legal representation.

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Answered on 12/02/11, 1:09 pm

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