Q: I have been charged for a misdemeanor. Covid caused court delays and my Jury Trials turned into a pressured guilt fest

I had 3 pre-trial conferences with the Assistant Prosecutor and my lawyer. 3 dates were scheduled for Jury trial of which, 1 turned into another pre-trial. 2 of them were cancelled due to covid but I was still required to show up in front of the judge and it was literally just the judge calling everyone individually to really consider plea deals. So instead of my case concluding, I was charged for 2 unecessary pretrials, and 3 fake jury trials. Now I am out of my retaining fee and cant pay more. How can the courts legally bring me into these meetings to go over the same things over and over without giving me my trial and causing me to lose my paid representation?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You are not alone. However, the court did not cause you to lose your paid representation; that is between you and your attorney.

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