Legal Question in Criminal Law in Texas

Can you have a court appointed attorney if you have a job and are working

Asked on 9/10/13, 11:57 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Cynthia Henley Cynthia Henley, Lawyer

Court appointed attorneys are for indigent people. Having a job does not necessarily mean one is not indigent. One could be working part time or a low paying job, or have others to support or high, legitimate bills. In fact, judges pretty much insist that everyone have a job to get a court appointed attorney. Court appointed attorneys are not for people who want to lay around and do nothing.

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Answered on 9/11/13, 12:23 pm


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