i am currently incarcerated in riverhead jail on long island ny i am looking for a pro bono lawyer to help me my legal aid attorney will not give me information and is not helping
"Pro bono" lawyers coming to the rescue are things of television drama. You have your pro bono lawyer he or she has been assigned. If you are unhappy with your lawyer you need to pay to retain counsel. And with the charges you are facing you should do what you can to put together at least $10,000 for counsel that does a high volume of felony DWI defense. Or do the best you can with what you got.
You must send a letter to your lawyer and ask for the specific information that you want and a copy of your file. Most defendants do not understand that their lawyers are working for them but it is a long process and it is often months before the DA even offers a plea. There are really no pro bono lawyers that are going to do 50 hours of work for free, there are Legal Aid lawyers who are experienced and often good lawyers, but they will not go to jail and see you or talk to your family. They will talk to you in court. Be grateful that you have a free lawyer. If you do not want to be in jail do not commit crimes.
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