Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary

Legal Dictionary Home

Indigent
Impoverished, or unable to afford the necessities of life. A defendant who is indigent has a constitutional right to court-appointed representation, according to a 1963 Supreme Court decision, </>Gideon v. Wainright.
LA-NOLO2:LEADS.1.1.0.1.20150716.32264+