The Diplomatic-Consular Representation can provide the compatriot, subjected to arrest, or detention with the list of professionals of reference
, of which he/she can choose and contact the professional who will represent him/her in court. Legal fees are charged to the concerned citizen. In case of proven indigence and particular difficulty, it is possible to provide financial assistance for the payment of legal fees in the form of:
• subsidy for residents abroad in the area of jurisdiction;
• loan with promise of repayment for fellow countrymen in transit.
The Representation, before disbursing the loan in favor of fellow countrymen detained abroad, will first ascertain whether the family members in Italy are willing to bear the related expenses.