Salt Lake City, UT asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Utah

Q: I asked my public defender to file a motion and a affidavit I wrote up.and he told me they don't do that. Is he correct

2 Lawyer Answers
Catherine Cleveland
Catherine Cleveland
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Your attorney has no obligation to file the documents you drafted.

Paul Gordon agrees with this answer

Paul Gordon
Paul Gordon
  • Legal Malpractice Lawyer
  • Denver, CO

A: Your attorney has no obligation to file what you write, and it might be impermissible for your attorney to file it. However, it would be pretty stupid for your attorney to ignore it, and your attorney should provide you with an explanation of what the attorney chooses to do.

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