New Legal Help for Passamaquoddy Juveniles and Young Adults

Submitted by admin on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 06:40
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Pine Tree Legal's Native American Unit has received a federal grant to provide legal help to Indians under the age of 25. This work will cover criminal and delinquency cases in the Passamaquoddy Tribal Court at Indian Township and Pleasant Point. We can also help with other legal problems related to criminal charges. Examples could be:

  • Loss of housing
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of education, and
  • Other problems caused by criminal convictions or court appearances
  • Race discrimination
  • Misconduct by police or jails
  • Problems in juvenile detention facilities

Pine Tree does not charge any fees for its services. Whether you can get our help depends upon your income. Anyone who qualifies for a court-appointed lawyer will probably qualify for these services. Also, we can provide legal help in criminal cases where the court will not appoint a lawyer because the tribal prosecutor is not requesting a jail sentence.
We encourage anyone in the Passamaquoddy communities to refer young people with these types of problems to:

Native American Unit
1-877-213-5630 (toll free)
255-8656 (local)
208 Main Street, Machias - Varney Agency building.