If you want an attorney to fully evaluate your case and determine the appropriate motions, you must hire that person and listen only to them. If you already have an attorney, no OTHER attorneys should be butting in, without the knowledge of your case, without confidential information from you, etc. to tell some other attorney what to do. Criminal defense isn't done by roundtable discussion. Every lawyer is different and approaches problems differently.
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1. Don't post that much detail in a public, non-confidential forum. You may have just made all kinds of statements that could hurt your case.
2. You don't get to tell your PD what motions to file. They (like all lawyers) look at the case and make stratigic decisions about what (if any) motions to file and when they should be filed. They know far better than you what is appropriate and when. Sorry, but that is the way it is.
3. Meet with your PD and discuss this matter in detail with them. Do not tell anyone else. Not here. Not at the game with your friend. Not with your best bud since 3rd grade. Telling anyone else, anywhere else could be bad news for you.
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I believe that you feel that your public defender may not be defending you which is why you seek to ask attorneys on AVVO to give you some ideas of motions to file which you can then tell your attorney about. I agree with my colleagues that that is not how it works. What I sense is that you feel that the officers did something wrong, which often we address with a Motion to Suppress. I agree that if you would like to consult with a private attorney, you should do so in person and in a confidential manner, so that your interests are protected. If you decide to retain a private attorney, it would be based upon that consultation. If you decide to remain with your public defender, you can see how your "telling" him or her what motions to file may not result in a harmonious attorney client relationship. good luck.
Use your attorney, that's what they get paid to do. Work on your relationship with your PD instead of making things difficult by trying to play us against her or having us second guess the strategy we don't have the case... The evidence etc...
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