Le­gal aid

In­for­ma­tion about le­gal aid

Trials and managing other legal matters often require using a legally trained assistant.

Principally, the party involved pays for the legal aid they need. If they cannot afford to get the help they need, it can be paid for them with state funds, either partially or entirely. However, legal aid is not usually granted if the applicant has legal aid insurance from which the expenses can be reimbursed.

The state has public legal aid offices for granting the legal aid. In them, the legal aid is provided by public legal aid attorneys. In trial matters, legal aid is provided by, in addition to public legal aid attorneys, lawyers and licensed trial counsels. In other matters, legal aid is primarily provided by public legal aid attorneys.

In certain situations, the defendant in a criminal trial is guaranteed an advocate at the state’s expense, regardless of their financial situation.

The victim of serious violent crime or sexual crime may be provided with a trial counsel at the expense of the state, regardless of his or her financial status.

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