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Q: Why would a public defender not have a client's full discovery before arraignment.

The case has been open for 3 years. Client is being charged with pc 273ab. Client was not charged until 2017. Client fully complied with authorities when incident first occurred.

Michelle Bos
Michelle Bos
answered on Jun 20, 2017

Your arraignment is the first hearing in criminal court where you are put before a judge. If you have the financial means to do so, you can hire an attorney to represent you at this first hearing; otherwise, you will need to fill out a financial affidavit, as well as some personal information, that... Read more »

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