No. Everyone is entitled to representation and can’t be denied representation under our Constitution. When a person is unable to hire an attorney the Court will determine if the person is indigent (financially unable to afford an attorney), and if so, will appoint an attorney to represent the Defendant free of charge. The Court can find a person to be partially indigent and assess a fee to be paid to the clerk’s office for his/her representation.

Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-14-202