My question involves criminal law for the state of: Utah
My friend was charged with retail theft valued at $3 which classifies it as a Class B misdemeanor. He/she cant afford a lawyer. Ive read on the Utah courts website about the income guidelines to be given a PD and he/she qualifies.
My questions are, do you need to be a US citizen for you to be given a PD? He/she is not a citizen but is here legally. What papers does he/she needs to bring to the arraignment to acquire a PD? He/she is not employed but his/her spouse is.
Thank you all for your time