Q: How long should it take a public defender to get my case file?
I have an appointed PD who has been trying to get my case file before my court date but has not been able to. Is this the norm?
A: The timing depends on many factors, including the responsible law enforcement agency preparing the police report and whether there is an ongoing criminal investigation such as a DUI. I recommend placing trust in your Public Defender and contacting your Public Defender about the anticipated timeline of obtaining the police report.
more info needed.
are you saying you have been to court or going to court and your lawyer can not get a file?
if you are referring to a police report they often take a long time to obtain one. However without a report there should not be a filing...........and until there is a filing and arraignment, more courts will not appoint a PD...........the fact that one is appointed suggests there is a filing and a police report.
trust your PD.......they do the best job possible and are on YOUR side.
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