My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
My son was represented by an attorney who charged 2K to tell the court there was a clerical error that resulted in a duplicate charge.
I noticed on the court website my son had 2 charges identical in every aspect and I knew and he knew this was an error from the moment I saw it. I alerted the attorney who thanked me for telling him. He said when he was at the court next time he would get a copy and verify it was a duplicate/clerical error. Is it ethical/legal to charge me 2K to be pick up the paperwork and tell the court on the next scheduled date that it was a court clerical error and it needs to be eliminated. It was indeed a clerical error by someone in the court office. My son was not represented on this erroneous charge so why the fee? There were 3 other charges the attorney represented my son on but thsi duplicate one was clearly a mistake.
Thanks for the help