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Allison was charged with a crime, and would like to fund her defence through legal aid. What would make her eligible?

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Legal aid is means tested based on assets and income.

If a person is denied legal aid, a court may still order the government to fund defence counsel for serious and complex charges.

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Legal aid will give advice for free but representation is means tested.

There are also private, charitable community legal assistance organisations that have their own criteria.

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