My preliminary hearing is next week. I have contacted the public defenders office about it and they have told me that they do not do preliminary hearings. Everything I am researching is telling me that I have a right to counsel at my preliminary hearing. Can someone please clear this up?
Criminal Defense Attorney
you have a right to a preliminary hearing and the right to have your counsel conduct it. Contact your PD and be certain he/she is there. If they are not ask the judge to require the PD to appear and conduct the hearing.