Why does a person have to sit in jail before getting a public defender? 1 Answers as of April 08, 2011I was told by the public defenders office that my wife has to sit in jail for two months before she could receive a public defender. When I asked them why, they didn’t give me an answer and hung up the phone.
The Woods Law Firm | F.W. Woods Jr.
Public Defenders are attorneys appointed by the government , they work a large number of cases and their time is limited. If you need help quickly then you need a private defense attorney who charges for his or her services.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina