review hearing for deferred adjudicationwas appointed public defender 1 year ago, was given deferred adjudication agreement. review hearing was set 1 year ago, looked on ccap and public defender withdrew yesterday, no notice given to me. what do I do?
It's impossible for anyone on AVVO to answer your question without more facts. Normally a deferred adjudication review hearing, if it goes well, would give no attorney a reason to withdraw. Perhaps the defendant isn't cooperating with his attorney, or terms of the deferral, or is doing something else that requires the attorney to withdraw.
If the case is in circuit court, you could try checking the CCAP minutes for a clue.
Once you find the correct case, click on the court record events button, and review the minutes.
Otherwise, you'd have to ask the lawyer who withdrew.
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Only the attorney who withdrew would be able to answer your question. Who knows?
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Show up on your own, preferably with a lawyer. If you do not, you potentially face an arrest warrant, to say nothing about losing your possible deferral benefits (which could potentially mean deferring the conviction forever, so long as you do not get into any new trouble).
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a private attorney who was appointed thru the state public defender system would not have stayed on your case to the review hearing a year later. It is likely that the clerk just didn't put that information into the system until the new date appeared on the docket for the cases that week. You would need to go to the public defender's office to get new counsel appointed particularly if you have reason to worry about the consequences of the review hearing (ie if you are screwing up your probation)
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