Q: my brother was arrested for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. it has been 2 months since his arrest.
the public defender assigned to his case claims she has not received all documents. is there a time constraint on when she needs to have all documents? she there a way for my brother to obtain them?
A: Generally the Discovery is given pretty early on in a Superior Court criminal case so two months is a little long. But we don't know all the facts of his case whether he's incarcerated or free, the country he is in and whether he's been indicted or not etc. etc. If you are concerned I would suggest that you set up a second opinion consultation with an experienced criminal attorney. You will have to pay for the time that the attorney takes to review the case but at least you will know where he stands and whether his public defender is doing a good job. Just remember one thought in life you generally get the quality you pay for, and this includes lawyers.
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