How do I go about having a case review for ineffective assistance of counsel? Criminal in California Kern County.
If the case is complete either an attorney who has been hired for the appeal, or an attorney who has been appointed for the appeal should look at that issued. If the case is still in the trial court, a client fire his attorney or bring a Marsden Motion to have his appointed attorney relieved.
This really depends on the status of the case at this time. Best to consult a criminal defense attorney.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL, DUI AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
I agree with my colleague. If your case has finished, you need contact an attorney. Ideally it would be an attorney who handles criminal appeals. They can review your case and the record and inform you if they believe you have a claim for IAC. You can also have a court appointed appeals attorney if you were convicted after trial. Be aware if this is the case there is a deadline to submit notice of appeal.
First degree murder with special circumstances in juvenile court? Where did you find this attorney? Did you check on his background in handling murder and juvenile cases? Did you ask him any questions about his trial experience? Keep in mind that the defendant will probably need a certificate of probable cause in order to appeal if he admitted the truth of the petition. Hope the time to appeal has not yet run. I would check with appellate attorneys who do criminal defense appeals rather than criminal defense attorneys who don't do appeals. Good luck.
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