My fiance is incarcerated in Ohio on a felony charge. There is also another person charged in this crime. The prosecutor has filed a motion to combine their trial so they are now co-defendants per the motion being accepted by the judge. He was not allowed to attend his final pretrial. He has been in the blind for the most part of this process because his attorney doesn't come to see him. My fiance does not want to go to court with the other defendant. He has requested his attorney file a motion to separate the hearing and he hasn't followed thru with it. Initially he was scheduled 5/2/16 and is now going 5/9/16.
If your fiance isn't satisfied with his attorney's representation he can hire another attorney. But if he's going to do that, he needs to do it now so his attorney will have as much time as possible to get up to speed before going to court.
His attorney needs to file the motion well before May 9th. If he's not doing it, your fiancé should consider hiring a new attorney.
He has the choice who represents him. He should write his attorney a letter expressing his concerns and discuss the motion for prejudicial joinder. (that is the motion the attorney has to file) But he has to show that he will be prejudiced by having the cases tried together. Good luck.
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