My brother is currently on trial and my question is this the lawyer that he is representing him at the time is a public defender

Asked over 1 year ago - Highland, CA

This public defender represented a man that was convicted of many crimes against me exactly one year ago he is currently serving his life sentence. My brothers lawyer does not seem to be doing his job and we would like to know if this would be considered a comflict of interest in the state of California?

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  1. Shawn Michael Haggerty

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    Answered . It is not a conflict anywhere in America. Good luck out there in San Berdoo

  2. Jeffrey George Moore

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    Answered . Nope.

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  3. Bryan Andrew Lober

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    Answered . This wouldn't be a conflict in Florida. What, specifically, makes you feel as though it constitutes a conflict of interest?

    The above advice is intended to be educational only. Any legal issue(s) should be brought to the attention of a... more
  4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr

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    Answered . I don't see the connection between you as victim and you as current defendant's brother.

    Have him hire a lawyer to analyze his case and get a close opinion.

    Curt Harrington Patent & Tax Law Attorney Certified Tax Specialist by the California Board of Legal... more
  5. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . If the question is a lawyer represents his client in a criminal case having previously represented a defendant who was prosecuted by the state one year earlier that involved his client's sister as a state's witness, is that a conflict of interest in his current representation?

    I do not think that is a conflict of interest, in my opinion.

    I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this... more
  6. Keith G Langer

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    Answered . I see no conflict in the situation as you state it.

    If your brother is unhappy with his attorney, he can seek new counsel.

    The foregoing is for general information purposes and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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