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jadedog  ·  1099 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How a $2 roadside drug test sends innocent people to jail

    With what money ? Man the world is going to let you down really fucking hard one day.

I don't appreciate the negative foreboding about my personal life. You know less than nothing about my life. My personal life is not the topic of this discussion.

About the woman in the article, since this is a civil case, she could look for an attorney who would be willing to take the case on a pro bono basis.

She could try finding legal aid. In this case, since it's an issue that has the potential to involve many people who were wrongly convicted, it might become a class action suit and it might involve a civil rights issue since her rights weren't protected. Some areas where free legal aid might be available are:

    You're [sic] Case Involves a Civil Rights Issue

    Private attorneys, legal aid clinics and advocacy organizations with lawyers on staff often take on cases that fall within their particular area of interest. For example, you may be able to secure free aid from an attorney for a pay discrimination lawsuit against an employer if it has the potential to become a larger class-action suit.

It's also possible that an attorney might take on the civil case on a contingency basis where the woman wouldn't have to put any money up front until the case was settled.

There are multiple ways to get legal representation with no money upfront.