Q: My husband has violation of probation he has a hearing Monday for reinstatement and appoint counsel
Violation of probation
Commerced by Reinstatement
Currently in custody of Newport news city jail
A: Not sure what your question is. He has an attorney so he should speak ti him or her.
A: Sound like he has an arraignment on his charges which means they will explain what he is charged with, set his trial date, and he can advise them what he plans on doing about counsel. Those options are retain his own, see if he qualifies for court appointed counsel, or represent himself. He will have time until his actual trial date if he wants to retain his own counsel. Many local attorneys have free consultations and some have low fees for visits to jail to help a defendant determine what he wants to do. I would consult someone on his behalf soon if he remains in jail in order to help get bond.
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