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Posted over 1 year ago.

He hasn't talk to or have been to see him, he said that he doesn't know anything and won't be able to talk him anything to after the pretrial conference, but my fiance what's to negotiate a plea, or take a plea deal and the attorney said he can he has to take mandatory years, he should at least be able to go speak with him right??

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Posted over 1 year ago.

Said he can't I meant sorry

Michael Lawrence Doyle
Michael Lawrence Doyle, Criminal Defense Attorney - Philadelphia, PA
Posted over 1 year ago.

It is possible that he does not have any of the discovery. Depending upon the situation, he may want to wait until he has discovery in order to discuss this in better detail. Depending upon when he was first appointed and when the pretrial conference is, that may be understandable. Personally, I think speaking to your fiance first is the best approach. However, negotiating a plea before receiving discovery is a very,very poor idea.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

My fiance filed a motion to suppress evidence and has time served now but the pretrial conference is April 9 but the attorney said he isn't getting paid for his case so he isn't wasting 3 hours of his day to go see him.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

Thank you for your help

Michael Lawrence Doyle
Michael Lawrence Doyle, Criminal Defense Attorney - Philadelphia, PA
Posted over 1 year ago.

Then he may want to hire a new attorney.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

He was appointed how can we do this? I have written the judge and the prosecution and even the law my concerns and my fiances background and all the positive things he has been doing and that we have 5 children he has been working to support.

Michael Lawrence Doyle
Michael Lawrence Doyle, Criminal Defense Attorney - Philadelphia, PA
Posted over 1 year ago.

The Judge rarely ever reappoints a new court appointed counsel. This is because many defendants complain "I do not have a real attorney," when in fact most court appointed attorneys are private criminal defense attorneys. that know what they are doing. If you are unhappy, you need to find a way to borrow money from friends or family to hire an attorney. That is most likely the only option.

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Posted over 1 year ago.

Ok thank you I really appreciate your help.

Brian M. Fishman
Brian M. Fishman, Criminal Defense Attorney - Philadelphia, PA
Posted over 1 year ago.

Not only do I agree with Mr. Doyle but I think he should be commended for answering all of your questions promptly and fully. We need more attorneys like him in the profession. Great job, Mike.