What happens if my son is in custody and has a public defender but the public defender has never seen him in custody?

By: Wallin & Klarich

When someone is in custody facing a criminal charge it is critical that they have an experienced criminal defense lawyer representing them that has the time to devote to their defense. Felony charges carry extremely serious consequences including sentences for many years in state prison. No person should be facing such criminal charges without a lawyer fighting for them that they can trust will aggressively defend them in court.

Due to the current economic crisis in California many public defenders are facing caseloads that are overwhelming. It is often extremely difficult for them to find the time to visit their clients in custody to discuss the possible defenses to the crimes they are facing in detail. We often are told that a case will have been going on for a long period of time and the public defender has not provided the defendant with a copy of the police report. Of course, it is very important for the person charged with a felony to have a chance to review the police report line by line with his lawyer so the client can explain to the lawyer his version of what happened so the lawyer can challenge errors in the police report.

When you or a loved one are facing a felony charge in California it is very wise to consult with a private criminal defense law firm that can go visit your loved on and review the case with the accused in custody to help him decide what is the best possible defenses available in his case.

Wallin & Klarich has been successfully defending thousands of clients accused of various criminal matters. We know what you are going though and you do not have to face such serious charges alone. Call us now 888-280-6839. We will be there when you call.

Posted In: Criminal Defense