Who qualifies for public defense services?

The public defender cannot represent you until the Judge appoints  him/her to your case.  In order to qualify you must be indigent, and  thus unable to pay for the services of a private legal attorney. RCW 10.101.010 defines indigent, and explains the requirements that must be  met in order to qualify as indigent.

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1. What is the right to counsel?
2. Who qualifies for public defense services?
3. How do I apply for a public defender?
4. Who will my public defender be?
5. What is my public defender able to assist me with?
6. What is my public defender unable to assist me with?
7. What do I do if I feel that my public defender has not met his/her responsibilities, or if I have other concerns?