Q: Hi, my brother has been in jail for DWI in Ca. He’s been in there for a few weeks and hasn’t seen a public attorney.
From what it sounds to me is they keep giving my brother the run around. my brother hasn’t been able to talk to his public attorney or hasn’t seen one. He set bail last week but haven’t released him, he just sitting there waiting to hear something from someone. Is this legal?
more info is needed.
it would be very unusual for someone to be in custody that long for a simple first appearance DUI without accidents, priors, major injuries....etc
some info is not being relayed to us!
at his 1st appearance, the court would have appointed a public defender. Call that person or contact the head PD of that court for an appt.
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A: As Mr. Gribow writes, there is more to this than meets the eye, when bail was set (which should have happened in court) he would have been represented by a lawyer, either one he paid for or one appointed by the judge. That being written he won't be released until bail is paid or the judge changes the terms of release.
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