The judge sent back a proposed decision and stated I had no letters to support myself , my lawyer stated the judge was unethical and it was untrue . Hearing transcripts confirmed they were not there . Is this below the standard of care , unethical , negligence?
It could be negligence. Perhaps find a new attorney to resubmit. If you paid this lawyer, ask for some money back.
I assume criminal please ask your question again in the criminal defense section of this AVVO service
I'm correcting the head to criminal defense. It sounds like you need to get a second opinion from another attorney. I presume that these letter were supposed to help you get a lower sentence.
First, the firm is a debt relief agency according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. We help people file for bankruptcy. We also do other stuff and we do it well, but Congress wants me to post this notice. Second, nothing on this site is legal advice. You are not my client unless you enter into a written agreement signed by you and me.
Then he forgot. Why can't he resubmit the letters? Maybe you need to give him new copies? If the judge sent it back, then it can be resubmitted. But nothing seems to be unethical here.
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