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FAQ - Criminal Charges or Complaints in Court

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

I cannot afford to hire an attorney. How do I get one appointed?

You may request the court to appoint an attorney when you make the first court appearance. You will have to complete a financial affidavit to determine whether or not you qualify for a court appointed attorney. If you wish to represent yourself, the court may appoint an attorney as advisory counsel. The court may order you to pay a monthly amount towards the costs of your attorney either during the case or, if you are convicted, after you have been sentenced.