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If your son is due to appear in the Magistrates court then yes he can seek legal representation.
Depending on the actual offence, and what his income is, would depend on whether he would be able to obtain legal aid, or would have to pay privately for a solicitor. If the matter is going to trial, then he would not be able to use the duty solicitor, he would have to have either legal aid granted, or have his own solicitor.
It may be helpful to instruct a local solicitor who specialises in this area of law. You can find a local firm using the Law Society website. www.lawsociety.org.uk
Once on that website, you can click on the find a solicitor option located just above the Law Society logo. Select quick search, then select the area of law required and enter your post code. A list of local firms will then be displayed.
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