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.


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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