I was issued a ticket to appear in court for obstructing an officer . the homeowner was not present and I was responsible while she was out. Police requested entry , I advised I wasn't allowed to grant entry until I had homeowners permission to do so . I was unaware that someone on probation was using this address ; which automatic ally gives police right to enter
Your question is rather confusing, but Public Defenders and defense attorneys in general go to trial when they have a winning case or when the DA is not making a settlement offer worth taking. Perhaps one of those scenarios applies here. Speak to your lawyer.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
Your PD apparently believes they have a good chance of winning your case. Suggest speaking with your attorney to discuss risk as they are most familiar with all the details.
Your attorney, who has much more information about your case than we do, is the best person to ask.
This post is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship with Mr. Cassara.
You decide whether the case should go to trial or not, not the lawyer. From what you wrote, this sounds like a good case for trial. Hopefully, it will be dismissed without having to go to trial. Good luck!
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY - 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE This response is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer. Additionally, this response does not constitute the creation of an attorney-client relationship, since this message is not a confidential communication because it was posted on a public website, thereby publicly disclosing the information. Finally, the above is not intended as legal advice, since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice based upon the query without additional details and facts, as well as a complete and thorough review of the discovery in the case. It is highly recommended that one should seek advice from a criminal defense attorney licensed in your jurisdiction by setting up a confidential meeting.
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