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Old January 30, 2012, 01:30 AM   #42
Frank Ettin
Join Date: November 23, 2005
Location: California - San Francisco
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Originally Posted by kinggabby
And what about the ones who can not afford a lawyer ? What do you do then ?
Then he will be in a pickle.

If someone uses his gun in what he believes to have been self defense, he will be well advised to have legal counsel. If he winds up arrested and can't afford a lawyer, a public defender will usually be appointed for him. In general public defenders are conscientious lawyers, but they also tend to be overworked lawyers.

Private counsel earlier in the process is more desirable. But that can cost a lot of money.
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