To be eligible for QLA services, clients must be financially unable to retain private counsel. In addition, they must be facing criminal charges in Queens County Criminal Court. QLA attorneys are most often assigned by the court in arraignments following an arrest.
What kind of cases does QLA handle?
Who is eligible for QLA’s legal services?
What’s the difference between the Public Defender and the District Attorney?
What happens after I’m arrested?
How do I find out who my lawyer is?
The police took my belongings when I was arrested. How do I get them back?
What should I wear in court?
What time should I arrive to court?
How can I find out what courtroom my case is in?
How do I find out when my case is on next?
What do I do if I missed my court date?
What do I do if I know I have a warrant?
Why do I have to keep coming to court when the police and/or complaining witness keeps failing to appear?
Why do I always have a different lawyer?
What language services are available?
How do I locate someone in jail?
How do I post bail?
How do I visit someone in a city jail or a state prison?