Was the driver in a single car fatal crash. I was sent to hospital with broken legs and had internal bleeding ect so police didn’t question me at the scene but been home almost 2 months now. Police haven’t contacted me at all but the took car from a tow yard with a warrant and won’t release the report so the case is open. Shouldn’t they have said something? I need to know what is going on but I know I shouldn’t call. I know I’ll need public defender if charged cause I can’t work for a while but I can’t use them till something happens. I can come up with some money but will a lawyer even be able or willing to represent me just until case is closed or charges filed? I know a criminal defense lawyer is what I need. Is that a possibility? Will I still be able to get a public defender if needed?
Yes, I would recommend contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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Yes, you should do so, and you should retain someone from the city where the police agency's office is located (if the attorney has a "relationship" with that agency /the local DA they may be able to obtain more information).
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