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I need some legal advice PLEASE!!!!!!

ok what do you do when your Attorney seems like he does not want to do anything with your case?That you had to beg him to even get him to see what evidence the state has against you,and he was wanting you to plead guilty before he even saw the evidence and the only evidence is statements made by (wifes family who hates the hubby) saying they think you did it.....and the only 2 statements that should matter are the wife . Also the the EX LOVER OF THE HUSBAND! who made her statement a week after we got an order of protection against her.it is a case of vandalism,class e felony, and they are trying to get the max punishment for it even though it is his first offense.The lover bought the tools that were used to do the vandalism and told him to do it.NO ONE SEEN HIM DO IT,He Still has yet to make a statement to the police so no confession.she got immunity for saying he did it.point is our lawyer does not seem like he wants to do-

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:17 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (10)
  • Get a new attorney.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 3:21 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • If you feel like he's not giving your case the attention it deserves, then find another lawyer. I tried to follow what the situation was, but it's kind of hard, so I can't say how they should handle it (also, I have no legal knowledge beyond just how I THINK things should be...lol). But seriously, if you don't like how he's handling it, find another lawyer. If money is an issue, see if you can find someone who will do it pro bono. Good luck!
    tropicalmama

    Answer by tropicalmama at 3:21 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • OP continuing here- he does not want to do anything to help this case like he does not want to take it to trial or anything point is my hubby would be going to jail for this wether he did it or not just because a bunch of people who hated him wanted to say they thought he was the one who did it......so I dont see how he could not win this.the lovers testimony should be thrown out because she even said on a voice mail witch is in one of our police reports on her that she was going to do anything to ruin our lives. we payed the attorney $3,500.00 and to plead guilty and hope that the judicial diversion works??? when he says he cant garuntee it will that it is a tough case...we could of had a court appointed lawyer for that and not payed out that much money he just acts like he does not want to help at all and that he is calling the shots and if he goes to trial he is not going to fight for him or anything .i dont know what to do
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • I would reccomend another lawyer. What's the point in paying him/her if he isn't going to do the work. Their wasting your time.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Fire him and hire another.
    officerdouglas

    Answer by officerdouglas at 3:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • his court date is this week and they will not put it off. and we wanted to know if you think we could get our money back so we can get a lawyer who will fight for him. we will only have like 4 days before he has to decide to take it to trial or plead guilty...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • get a new attorney. duh.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:29 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • File a continuance and get a new lawyer. Inform the court you want a new Attorney and file a continuance.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • his court date is this week and they will not put it off. and we wanted to know if you think we could get our money back so we can get a lawyer who will fight for him. we will only have like 4 days before he has to decide to take it to trial or plead guilty...

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    Get another attorney who is sympathetic to your side. As for refunds....it's doubtful. Lawyers charge by the hour--consultations in person, by phone, and any "research" they conduct, in preparation for the trial. You would have to ask your lawyer. If you DO get any money back, it will be less the cost of their fees (which ALSO includes any other staff fees incurred).
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:10 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • The attorney works for you. You have the right to terminate your relationship with an attorney. Please note, however, that you must still pay the attorney for the services he has performed for you. If the attorney was representing you on a "contingent fee" basis, the attorney may be entitled to a portion of the proceeds of your case once it has been resolved.
    Usually, before you fire your attorney, you will want to first talk to a different attorney. Sometimes the new attorney will tell you to try to work out your problems with your attorney. If you choose to hire the new attorney, the new attorney should be willing to work out the details relating to any fees you may owe to your prior attorney.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

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