Public defender

Public defender – in the Criminal cases this phrase refers to the figure of an attorney, who is member of the National Bureau for Legal Aid (http://www.legalaidreform.org/network-profile/national-legal-aid-bureau-bulgaria ), appointed on a full-time basis to provide legal defense to defendants who are unable to afford to hire personal lawyer. In order to use public defender, the accused must fill in financial declaration and submit an application to the court, requesting legal aid for their conviction.

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