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Do I qualify for a public defender based on my income?

Do I qualify for a public defender based on my income?

Whether the person hired an attorney or one was appointed for them by the court will depend on their financial situation, because the court will appoint an attorney for those who don’t have the funds to hire an attorney themselves. Someone with sufficient income to hire an attorney will not qualify for a court-appointed attorney or public defender, so they will have to hire an attorney themselves.

Gary Churak's Answer

Not necessarily. Miranda is basically a mechanism whereby an individual in a custodial arrest situation cannot be questioned by police unless that individual had been advised of their constitutional rights, and any statement they make can be held as inadmissible. Miranda will only apply if someone was sitting in handcuffs being questioned by the police and the person confessed to their crime without the police having advised them of their Miranda Rights.
Do I qualify for a public defender based on my income?

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