My sons case looks bad, 17 year old digital penetration on an 11 year old and Criminal Threat. That is how it reads. The actual evidence and witness will show a much different story. I can not afford the lowest cost attorney and the majority will charge much more. I want to assist the Public Defender and do all sorts of work, and I can afford to pay an attorney to consult. ( I have 4500 dollars). The California System is pretty clear, and we are all kind of confident..but I want to be active in this Am I thinking wrong?
You can talk to an attorney of your choosing, about your son's case...Most of us offer free consultations....David Wallin
You can consult with anyone. But you won't be able to help. You'll end up forcing the waiver of any confidentiality between the attorney and your son. The best way you can help is letting the public defender do their job, or helping son come up with money to hire private counsel.
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You cannot pay somebody to "help" the Public Defender. You could obtain a consultation if you wish, but most credible attorneys should be unwilling to second-guess the attorney actually handling the case.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
That doesn't seem proper to me. The PD is the lawyer. If you want to hire an attorney to represent him, do that. But don't make the PD's job more difficult by involving a lawyer that will not appear in court. Anyone who would take your money under those circumstances is probably not worth hiring.
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