My son is soon to go to trial for serious criminal charges on a plea bargain that I believe was obtained under mental duress. This plea will strip him of everything and place him on the streets as a marked man. This so unfair from a false accusation that is basically a he said/she said case! It started out with a call from a detective, then an interview and polygraph, next he was asked to turn himself in and, he did this and they had a bond hearing with bond being denied due to the nature of the pending charges. He has spent the last couple of weeks in isolation for an incident in which he threatened a cell mate that was sexually harassing him. He has been in jail since September and his case is being heard on a direct indictment, with out a hearing or pretrial. I don't understand ?
It doesn't appear that you are asking a question. But all attorneys have hearts (otherwise they would be dead and unable to be an attorney). Additionally, it appears that your son is likely represented as he was able to make a plea deal and appears to be going forward with that deal. While you may not agree with his deal, if he has agreed to one then he has done so of us own accord and his own free will. As such there is nothing many of us can do to assist him. Additionally, I would suspect that he is being represented by the Public Defender or a Court Appointed Attorney, either of which will probably not discuss the exact details of the case with you as you are not their client. If your son gives the Attorney permission they may be willing to speak to you concerning the matter but that doesn't mean you get to make any of the decisions. I'm sorry that I cannot be of assistance.
The answer submitted by the Attorney above is for Educational Purposes Only and is not Legal Advice. The attorney does not represent the poster and no attorney-client privilege has been created by answering the question. As always the Attorney suggest that the poster seeks out a qualified attorney in their geographical area to assist them in the matter.
Pro bono lawyers are called public defenders. If you want a lawyer other than a public defender, then i suggest you find some way to come up with a retainer fee.
Call an attorney and see if something can be worked out. You seem to be a little confused concerning the process here. At least you'll have a better understanding of what's happening. If he doesn't have a public defender then it has been determined that he should be able to afford a private attorney. Call one as soon as you can. Like many attorneys, I have a heart. But law is a business like being a plumber or a mechanic or hairdresser. You have to make money or you can't stay in business.
Hate to say this, but if you're looking for a charitable person with a "heart" it sounds like you need Santa Claus.
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