Q: Hello I am charged with DV2nd and I have a criminal record felony and around 2000 I was charged with CDV
My wife was also charged with DV2nd and she has got a plea deal in the mail my solicitor wont even tall to me we both my wife and I signed a document stating we wanted to drop the charges but my solicitor want even talk to me I am worried I really sont have the money for a attorney
A: Most attorneys that do criminal work give free consultation. It would be good to go speak to an attorney in your area about your situation. If you cannot afford an attorney the public defender may also be an option for you.
Jonathan Edmond Bennett Lewis agrees with this answer
DV is a serious charge that carries serious collateral consequences, from mandatory DV Classes to being permanently barred from gun ownership due to Federal Law.
You need to speak to an attorney, and you need to retain one. Most firms now offer payment plans for clients in your situation, and can work with you on payments. If that’s not an option for you either, then you need to be screened by your local Public Defender’s office to see if you qualify for a court appointed attorney.
You and your wife both should not work with the Solicitor’s Office or prosecuting solicitor until you have spoken to attorneys.
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