FAQs About The Justice System

Since we take so much pride in our justice system, it doesn’t hurt to learn a little more about it on occasion. Much of the information we receive comes from movies and television, so we have to make sure and temper that with more reliable sources. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a few FAQs about our justice system:

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How do I get a court appointed lawyer?

Depending on where you got arrested, you will probably have the opportunity to request a court appointed lawyer when you meet with your judge at the court setting. After your request, you’ll receive a form asking for your income level and other information. Should you meet the qualifications, a lawyer will get appointed to your case.

What if I don’t qualify for a court appointed lawyer?

If you don’t qualify, due to your income landing over the maximum level for instance, other options exist to help you find legal advice. Many organizations provide free to low cost representation.

Will I still get to keep my license after a DWI?

If you get convicted of a DWI, your license will get suspended. Occupational licenses often get offered to allow you to drive to and from work only.


Hopefully these will help increase your knowledge of our justice system. If you or a love one finds yourself with the need to get out of jail, Nashville Bonding Company can help. To find out more, you can reach us at (615) 255-1800.