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1. How do I get a Public Defender?
2. When will I meet with my Public Defender?
3. How can I help my attorney?
4. What type of cases does the Public Defender’s office handle?
5. Why was I told to contact your office within in 2 days of being released from jail?
6. Where and when can I get a copy of my police report?
7. What is a preliminary hearing?
8. What happens at the Initial Pretrial Conference?
9. Why was my hearing vacated?
10. Who has a right to file a notice of appeal?
11. How much time do I have to file a notice of appeal from a Superior Court case?
12. Who files the notice of appeal?
13. Who has a right to file a PCR (petition for post-conviction relief)?
14. How much time do I have to file a PCR?
15. I missed my court hearing, what do I do?
16. Can I get my attorney right now because I want to get my bond reduced?
17. How often should I expect to hear from my attorney?
18. I was told my case was “Scratched.” What does that mean?

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1. What do I need to remember about court hearings?
2. What is an initial appearance?
3. What happens at a preliminary hearing?
4. Does a preliminary hearing still occur if I received an indictment?
5. What occurs at an arraignment?
6. What do I need to know about plea agreements?
7. How many different kinds of pretrial hearings are there?
8. I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the trial after all these hearings. What happens at a trial?
9. How does sentencing occur, and when?
10. Can I appeal a decision on my case?

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1. What does the Public Defender's Office do? Who established it?
2. What is a Public Defender?
3. How do I get a Public Defender?
4. How can I best assist my attorney once I have one?
5. What decisions do I make for my case?
6. How and when can I contact the Office of the Public Defender?
7. Why do I have to be careful about who I talk to, and what I discuss with them?

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1. What rights are lost when a person is convicted of a felony?
2. Can a person restore their civil liberties?
3. What if my felony conviction was in another state?
4. What if I was convicted of a felony in federal court?
5. How do I know if I am eligible to restore my rights?
6. What is setting aside judgment?
7. Where can I get an application?
8. Where do I get a copy of my Absolute Discharge?
9. Once I complete the application to receive a copy of my Certificate of Absolute Discharge, then what?
10. My Felony was dropped to a Misdemeanor, but background checks are still showing that I have a felony. Why?