I had an ovi case, I had a public defender tell me I was almost a drop away from being over the double leagal limit of alcohol. When I spoke to my public defender he's said I'd get ten days in jail and court costs with my license being suspend. When I went to court my lawyer didn't show up and the judge asked where my public defender was with I didn't no cause I only no what the court sends me. When I went back to court the said my pee fermented and I had double everything the days in jail and fines. I want to no if public defender are in cahoots with the courts
Your question is whether your attorney is in "cahoots" with the judge or the prosecutor. My answer is: I doubt it.
1. Before you went to court, did the court assign an attorney to represent you?
2. If so, did you actually talk to the attorney assigned to represent you?
3. If not, why not?
It has been my experience that, if there was an attorney assigned to you, and if the attorney was not present for your change of plea and sentencing, the judge would postpone the hearing and set if for a day when the attorney can be present.
The description of what took place does not square with my experience in Ohio Courts.
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