Ridgeland, MS asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Mississippi

Q: Should a lawyer tell you he isn’t the kind of lawyer you need before he tells you to take a open plea.

And also was told some of the charges where dropped but they wasn’t and got the papers after he was sentenced and a lot on it wasn’t true. And the judge made his discussion on letters that was sent in to him.the lawyer wasn’t a criminal lawyer and I have read before you take a open plea you need a good criminal lawyer and he wasn’t informed that by the lawyer he hired. They gave him 20 years for basically a accident shooting. Even the person that was shot says it was a accident.

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Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: From the looks of it, there may be a potential avenue for post conviction relief; however, it always depends on the particulars of a given case. Your best bet is going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to see what, if anything, can be done.

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