Re: Public Defender Trying to Get Me to Plead Guilty
something really doesn't make sense. If you are having a trial, you all show up and present your cases. If a witness is not present, oh well, too bad for whoever's witness it was. Then after both sides do their thing, the judge or jury makes the decision of guilty or not guilty.
It would seem you are not at the trial stage yet but it's not clear where you are in this. Have you even entered a plea yet? Is what you are attending merely arraignments? If you are attending arraignment hearings or some preliminary hearing of some sort, I don't understand why your lawyer would ask for a continuance because a witness was not present. Generally, a witness wouldn't attend an arraignment so..
just what kind of hearings are these?
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.