"I'm a public pretender. All public defenders are licensed attorneys......" /Quote
..........I am so sorry That I offended you.. I was actually speaking about this one female PD. The one who was there for the reading of the charges..She was drunk, a mess, and couldn't even read the charges properly.
"PDs will often work in an office with many other experience attorneys. As an example, the office I work out of has 545 YEARS of legal experience and the average attorney has 13 years of experience. You won't find more experience in any other criminal defense office in the state."/Quote
.........I am sure that's true in Yours and in most bigger cities....Not here on this Island, The Big Island of Hawaii. The office is smaller than a trailer... This is why I asked If anyone was familiar with the law in the Hawaiian Islands
"You shouldn't assume that a private attorney can do more"
.......I was not assuming..if you read my post it ASKS if a criminal defense lawyer would be better..
"Private attorneys often appear to do more for their clients because they are PAID to do it regardless of the chance of success. They will notice bail arguments ad infinitum because you are paying them. They'll promist results (which is an ethical violation) because they want to get paid. (Granted, there are many, many entirely honest private attorneys.)"/Quote
............This is exactly why I asked...thank you so much..This is the answer I was looking for.
Criminal prosecutions are not based on reality. My guess is that the people who robbed him told a very different story than your son. That's not good.
"....................&... It's just another thing criminal defendants complain about."/Quote
.......Maybe but If your lawyer has to ask you the details every time you go to court..That cant be good..They also tend to forget things because its a case they have just been handed an hour b4 court!!
"$10k on a felony isn't very much at all. Don't know if that charge is a misdemeanor or felony"/Quote
......... Yes it was a felony but every lawyer, and Bondsman on this Island says it is way too high for a first offense.
"Lastly, if you were not there you cannot know that what your son is telling you is accurate. I can tell you that my experience is that most people charged with a criminal act don't tell their attorneys what actually happened.
..........I seem to know a lot about it because I was there, Waiting out front. I saw the guy with the shovel, I saw the bruises on my son, and his bloodied hair and head, after.. The police took my statement and told me to sign an affidavit. I did and it was not mentioned once in court. Seems I should have lied also, said I seen more than I did, Because I believe my son, and..It happened fast. this was not planned and the so called victim lied so much his story conflicts with his own witness' thank you for trying to help I was not aiming my remark to you or anyone here I was aiming it where it belonged! My son is being Over Honest... His lawyer did not direct him to keep
AGAIN, I AM VERY SORRY IF MY POST INSULTED ANYONE, IT WAS NOT MY INTENTION,