Who is entitled to a court appointed attorney?
If you are involved in a court action other than a small claims case, you have the right to an attorney. In some court actions, the court may appoint a lawyer to represent an individual at no cost.

In criminal cases, a defendant who is unable to afford an attorney has the right to court appointed counsel if:
- The offense charged is punishable by more than 92 days in jail; or
- The offense charged requires on conviction a minimum term in jail; or
- The court determines that it might sentence the defendant to jail.

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1. What is the difference between probation and parole?
2. Who is entitled to a court appointed attorney?
3. What if the individual requiring an attorney is special needs, mentally ill, or involved in a guardianship / conservatorship case?
4. How do I obtain a personal protection order (PPO)?
5. What are the steps of filing for a personal protection order (PPO)?
6. How are juvenile delinquency cases processed?
7. Are serious juvenile delinquency cases different if the juvenile is over 15 years old?
8. What are some of the juvenile's rights?
9. How is the criminal case conducted in regards to juveniles?