About this Form
Please use this form to provide some initial information about your case, so that we can make sure you receive the best service possible. Only your contact information is mandatory. If you do not understand all the questions, or would prefer to speak with an office representative personally, please review the questions so that you will know the kind of information you will need to provide, then simply fill in your contact information and any other fields with which you are comfortable. Someone from the office will contact you to discuss the matter further.
A Brief Explanation of Some of Our Questions
State or Federal Charges: This pertains to in which court the case is progressing. The Superior Court of Such-and-Such a County would be state court, and The United States District Court would be federal. If you don't know, just leave it blank.
Charges: If you have a list of code numbers that's fine, but a general synopsis will do.
Bail: Has bail been set? Has the person charged been released on bail?
Basically, there are about four possible answers to this:
1. "None" (no bail has been set or the person was not taken into custody in the first place);
2. "Set" (bail has been set, but the person has not yet been released);
3. "Out On" (bail has been set and the person has posted bond); or
4. "OR" (Own Recognizance) (the person was arrested, but released to his/her own custody without having to post bond).
Current Counsel: If you already have an attorney, or have recently fired your attorney, please provide a contact name and telephone number. We may need to follow-up with them for more information about the case, and possibly to retrieve a copy of the case file.
If you are seeking your first attorney regarding the case, you can answer "none" or leave it blank.
Are There Funds to Pay Private Counsel: We realize that this is often far more complicated than a simple yes or no answer. However, we need to know if private counsel is really an option, or if the party is asking for court appointment or pro bono (at no charge) representation.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We will return your your message as soon as possible.