My finacee just recently got his probation revoked, and he is sitting in county, waiting to go to prison. We are trying to figure out exactly how post conviction relief works because he has a trial date for it next month, less than 30 days away. When he originally agreed to his sentence, we were both unaware of multiple pieces of his sentence. He agreed to Aggravated Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse on a minor, who was me, I was 15 at the time, and I'm 18 now. My parents didn't want to press charges, but there were "suspicious" texts found between me and my finacee during a search warrant for a different matter. The pieces of his agreement we didn't know about include that he was going to be on the sex offender registry for life, we were originally told 10 years when he signed the papers. His lawyer at the time also had him thinking he could continue to be with me, but under his probation officer, this was not allowed. Also, he's suppose to be on parole for 10 years after his probation is up, which we were not told about at all. We though he just had to serve probation and pay fees, and then he would be done.
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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