Court Appointed Attorneys

If you have been charged with a crime, you have the right to a Court Appointed Attorney if you are indigent and cannot afford to hire an attorney without substantial hardship to you or your family.

You will have to complete the application process at the time of arraignment to determine if you qualify for a Court Appointed Attorney.  Applications are confidential and do not become part of the public record.

If you qualify for a Court Appointed Attorney and later plead guilty/no contest or are found guilty after trial, you will be required to reimburse the City for your attorney fees.

If you do not qualify for a Court Appointed Attorney, you may choose to privately hire an attorney to represent you for this matter.  Court staff by law cannot give legal advice or refer you to any attorney.

If you need assistance locating an attorney, contact the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service at 800-452-7636.


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