My question is this. I am going to trial and they are really going after me. The securty lied at the pre lim. How is this going to affect me at the trial. The other thing is I have never had a Petty w/ prior. The amount was less than $22.00 And I feel the public defender is not helping. All decisions were myin the most part of the case with he was racial profiling I came in with one person you will have several of the people white quote on quote but I where the Black is 1 o'clock in the morning just got back with a friend. it take a person talking about his Walmart me and my friend are separatedI had just had a procedure done . had a couple of items in the basket have to go to the bathroom.came out the restroom.unable to locate friendstill able to locate mins later here comes running sec
With the change in the law with the passage of Prop 47, you should really discuss with your attorney whether or not this case survives as a felony or if it is only a misdemeanor now.
Assuming it is a felony for some reason, it is near impossible for anyone here (with almost no information about the evidence in your case) to render any sort of opinion.
Your attorney is in the best position to advise you. If you're not satisfied with their representation, you can always hire a different attorney of your choice.
The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case.
I agree with Mr. Dane. Consult with a criminal defense attorney as AVVO attorneys cannot provide you with the legal advice you need at this time.
"I feel the public defender is not helping." We get this a lot on AVVO and it is almost always misplaced criticism. Speak with your attorney. Request a meeting. Discuss your case and your background thoroughly. Your court-appointed (free) attorney is probably working harder for you than you realize, but he might not have much to work with. Feel free to put some skin in the game as well and hire an attorney to represent you. Never ceases to amaze what people expect for free these days.
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