Albany, GA asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Georgia

Q: What happens when a inmate did not get a initial appearance , preliminary hearing or arraignment but the court is ready

for trial in Georgia? What law and constitutional right was violated? He had charges in two counties for the same crime and have been sentenced in one of those counties. The lawyer was retained for both counties but did not do anything for the one that is ready for trial now, so he was fired. I do not know what to do to help my son now. The county he has been sentenced in has began the appeal process and no decision have been made yet.

1 Lawyer Answer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your circumstances are unfortunate. More information Is needed before an accurate answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible. It is I’ll advised to proceed without an attorney.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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