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I was contacted by a **** task force agent who asked me to be a Ci for him.I refused his offer and a month later I received a court summons stating that I was being charged with “marihuana” distribution what should I do if i cant afford an attorney?
Asked on June 11, 2009 under Criminal Law, Colorado
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
Don't worry about the misspelling, it has no legal significance. You need to show up in court, as ordered in the summons -- wear your Sunday clothes, fresh haircut, the whole nine yards, and it's better to be half an hour early than 5 minutes late. This is a very serious felony you're being charged with; you should probably be prepared to post bail.
You should be given an opportunity, at that appearance, to ask for a court-appointed lawyer. You will probably need to prove that you can't afford to hire one on your own.
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