Having been accused of rape by a person who has exhibited psychological problems, as evidenced by previ court evaluations

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Having been accused of rape by a person who has exhibited psychological problems, as evidenced by previ court evaluations

What can I do at this point before arraignment May 11, 2009, being indigent?

Asked on May 6, 2009 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you have little or no income, you are entitled to the services of a public defender.  When you go to court, do not enter a plea.  Ask the judge for a public defender who will represent you for free.  The public defender will discuss the case with you and with the district attorney's office and together you and your attorney will determine how you should plead in this particular case. 


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