My husband is going through a drug charges possession with the intent to sale 73 estacy pills. However, this is not true. He use it personally when we were not together to get him through. He is not a drug dealer and is going to drugs classes to get help with his addiction. We have witnesses there that day that can go to court to protest that he didn't sell no drugs. His next court date is August 11, 2009. He has a public defender but nothing is being done. What the best things that we can do to help my husband stay out of jail? He is the sole person that work and support the family now. Without him, our family will not have a place to live or food to eat. Please help us out. This is his first offense. He is a good father, husband, son, and a brother. Please help us, anyone out there.
Criminal Defense Attorney
Generally it is close to impossible to find a criminal defense attorney that handles cases pro-bono, the reason is that there is the public defenders office for this. Usually, you have the right to the attorney of yoru chosing, if you can afford that attorney that is.
MANY attorneys have differing fees for the same work, i would suggest consulting with a few and discussing fees. However, i would pre-warn you that when you begin to comparison shop for criminal defense attorneys you may be looking for more trouble than youre in already, and a greater sense of dissatisfaction. Public defenders are not able to be as communicative with clients because of how many cases they have, and attorneys that charge very low fees must also take on as many clients as possible in order to pay the bills, basically putting you back in the same position you are now just having lost money.
Having done this for almost 13 years I agree with the other attorney regarding low cost defense attorneys.
You don't have to go the highest cost (sometimes they are the worst for other reasons on a case like this).
I can tell you, from my experience, that the 73 ecstasy pills for personal use is not going to be a great argument right now. Stick with the public defender or go with a medium cost defense attorney.
Good luck with your situation.
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