Q: Isnt it illegal for an attorney to wave their clients appearance at a courtdate without actually confering with thedefen
A: Short answer: no, what you describe is not illegal nor is it unethical.
Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer
A: Why would it be? My clients have busy lives and careers so they would rather NOT attend court unless it was absolutely necessary. I can't imagine why a defendant would WANT to be in court on an unnecessary appearance except maybe someone just sitting in jail and wants a field trip. If you don't want to be in jail then bond yourself out and, if you can't, ask your attorney about the possibility of a bond reduction.
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