friend of mine was just recently revoked from probation and his lawyer did little to nothing to help him during court on Tuesday February 27th. My friend asked his lawyer for witness statements and was told that no Witnesses were needed. My friend had gotten his boss from work to write a letter to the judge about how his over all work attitude and behavior at work has been, his lawyer never sent it to the judge saying it wasn't needed. His lawyer told him that they were going to take the plea bargain of 6 months of jail time because if they don't his sentencing would be up to the judge, would take place immediately and that the judge was planning to sentence him to full year in jail.
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
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