If my ability to speak, read, or understand English is limited can you still help me?
Yes. You are entitled to the full assistance of an attorney. This means that you will need to be able to communicate fully with that attorney at all times. For this reason we can help you obtain the services of an interpreter in your native language if necessary. You should never attempt to rely on a language that doesn't give you full understanding of what is happening in your case. If you have any language problem, please make sure to tell the attorney that is assisting you that you need this special help. For the hearing impaired, augmented services including sign language interpretation can also be obtained to assist you.

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1. What are my rights if I've been arrested/charged with a crime?
2. Who can get advice from the Law Offices of the Public Defender?
3. Are Public Defenders real attorneys?
4. What do Public Defender's do?
5. How do I get a Public Defender?
6. Are all "appointed attorneys" employees of the law offices of the Public Defender?
7. If my ability to speak, read, or understand English is limited can you still help me?
8. What type of support staff does the Public Defender employ in the defense of its clients?
9. How does a criminal case get started?
10. What happens to the information I give the Public Defender's office?
11. What's going to happen to me in court?
12. Someone called the police about me and now they want to drop the charges, why are the police and the prosecutor charging me?
13. What is a felony charge?
14. What is a misdemeanor charge?
15. Can I expunge my case?