El Sobrante, CA asked in Domestic Violence and Legal Malpractice for California

Q: Lawyer is not helping me retrieve my confiscated items from the case he was hired to work, what do I do?

I had a bunch of personal items (cellphones, passport, tablet) confiscated and held in police lockup when I got arrested back in July 2019.

The case is now long over, I've been out for 3 months and even though I was told by the judge that I can get my items back my lawyer has not retrieved my items.

He is not even replying to my emails anymore and I don't get why. These items are linked to the case he represented me on, isn't it his job to get them back? I'm clueless as to what I should do to resolve this with an unresponsive lawyer.

Please tell me how to proceed


1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

did you hire this lawyer or was he court-appointed?

either way s/he should be more client-friendly.

if you feel the lawyer is doing something wrong and you don't want to spend the money on another lawyer to assist you, one alternative is to call the state bar.

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