San Jose, CA asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Probate and White Collar Crime for California

Q: Does my lawyer have my best interest in mind?

I have had a warrant for over a month now due to my probation being revoked for supposedly not reporting contact I had with the police.

My PO advised me to tell my lawyer to schedule a walk in warrant hearing and I did but my lawyer keeps stalling.

First it was to hear the PO's recommendation, then it was an issue about doing it on a probation day, then an issue with which court to go to and if a favorable judge and DA is working.

Prior to this warrant I had another one for a new case that was filed back in April, while I was a month into my jail sentence of 3 months.

The court date for the new case is just 2 days away on the 14th.

I was told by several people I need to get the new warrant cleared before my court date for the new charge.

My lawyer said we would shoot for today to walk in but he never called.

Was it wise for my lawyer to do this or did he just make things worse?

1 Lawyer Answer

Dale S. Gribow

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

it is always difficult to second guess another lawyer without knowing what s/he is dealing with.

sometimes certain judges and DA make a big difference and you need both of them at the same time.

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