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Can I talk to my boyfriend's public defender?

Brockton, MA |
Filed under: Criminal defense

My boyfriend has been assigned a public defender. I have relevant information to his case. He was wrongly accused of assault and i have proof of his whereabouts at the time of the alleged assault. Can i approach his lawyer for him?

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  1. Best answer

    Yes of course. Is there a particular reason you think you can't?

  2. Absolutely!

    The above is NOT legal advice, and is NOT intended to be legal advice. No Attorney-Client relationship is created through the above answer.

  3. There are a few things that limit you being able to talk to your boyfriend's public defender:

    1. Their time constraints. It's not unlikely to call a PD and never hear back. They've just got so many cases going on at once, that they may not be able to get back to you.
    2. You're not the client. The PD cannot reveal information relating to the representation to you unless he's OK with it. Even if you were married, it would be his confidential information.

    Aside from what I just mentioned, I would highly recommend trying to get in contact with the PD if you have any questions or concerns. No one will know his case as well as the PD assigned to his case.

  4. Especially if you can prove it, the public defender will want totalk to you. If you have to leave a message, be very clear ( and succinct) about who you are calling about and why. But can't your boyfriend give him the same information?

    Providing users with information is not intended to create an attorney/client relationship. However, if in reading my response, you are interested in retaining me to represent you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

  5. You can try.

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