Welcome to the Fair Defense Campaign website.

Thank you for visiting.

If you are facing criminal charges and you don't know how to get a lawyer or what to do to protect your rights, the resources on this website can help you.

The brochure "What to do if you can't afford a lawyer in Texas" explains how to ask for a court-appointed lawyer.

If you are still having problems getting a court-appointed lawyer after reading the brochure, or if you are having other problems related to court-appointed lawyers, please submit a complaint online. By filling out any part of the complaint form, you are helping the Fair Defense Campaign collect essential data about the problems defendants in criminal cases encounter when they cannot afford to hire a lawyer.