My friend was given a public defender in an assault/family violence case, I understand the public defenders have a lot on their plates but there was a evidence, character witnesses and different things that were never even mentioned. They were told that a blind plea was the way to proceed however a lot of information was never presented to the judge. Is there some place we can seek counseling thru the pro bono program an if so who do we contact?
While I am a licensed attorney in the State of Georgia, I am not your attorney, even though I have answered your question here on Avvo. I take the time to answer questions here on Avvo as a public service, and a way to help educate the public about certain aspects of the criminal justice system here in Georgia. If you are in need of more detailed answers or representation, you will have to contact me, set up an appointment, and after a consultation, retain me for my services.
Call Legal Aid in your county. Perhaps that program can refer you to an attorney criminal cases on a pro bono basis.
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