Pre-trial conference for burglary 2nd degree coming up. I'm out on pre-trial release and have to go through random drug testing. I couldn't afford a lawyer so I had a public defender however it was the same one as my brother so the courts appointed me a free private attorney because they said that was a conflict in the case. Commenwealth stated to the judge at my arraignment that I had very little involvement in the case which is the reason I was released to pretrial and everyone else went to jail the arraignment day.
Your attorney will know better than someone who is not privy to the details of your case.
You need to make sure you are not discussing the facts of the case with anyone but your attorney. Your attorney will discuss with you the potential penalties and the possible outcomes.
Providing this information does not create an "attorney-client" relationship nor should it be viewed as legal advice.
The chance they'll be dropped and the prosecutor will just say "oops!"? None. Zero. Talk to your lawyer and work on a deal. If you didn't do anything, then maybe you need to try the case. But your appointed counsel will be the best person to advise you.
The advice given here is general in nature and does not create an attorney client relationship. I am not your attorney. I am licensed in Kentucky, and federally in the E. Dist of KY and the W. Dist of KY, as well as the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. All answers are for information purposes only. You should consult counsel in your area to handle any legal matters raised in this forum. Kentucky law does not certify specialties in the practice of law. This is an Advertisement.
I understand your need for quick answers when you are faced with something as serious as a criminal charge and sometimes appointed counsel is truly busy and can't get back to you right away. However, this site is more for people who may have a legal issue or question and do not yet have the benefit of retained counsel. Unfortunately, there is absolutely no way anyone here can give you an adequate answer because none of us know the details of the case. This information should all remain between you and your attorney and your attorney should be able to shed some light on the likelihood of these charges being dropped at your next pre-trial date.
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