My question involves criminal law for the state of: IN
My son's criminal appointed attorney is listed as a Real Estate Attorney, Will Attorney and Tax Attorney on the internet. I searched and search for him as a criminal attorney and could not find him, I finally searched just under attroneys and his name came up with the above info.
Should I be worried that my son's appointed attorney is not a criminal attorney?
He is being charged with a OWI and a Class D Felony, Domestic Violence.
Also, his wife has told potentially 3 conflicting stories to 3 different people. My ex which is my son's father- she told him he shoved her and she fell down and had a huge cut above her eye. (I saw her the next day and saw no marks on her at all) She told me he shoved her, she fell and he kicked her in the legs 3 times. The sherriff who stopped my son asked him if he was on his wife's sister's property, he said no (I guess he was in the street in front of their house) The sherriff told my son that his wife may not want to press charges but the prosecutuing attorney will and that he kicked his wife in the stomach. (She is pregnant) he said he did not kick her at all that he did push her and she fell down, then he left. My son said the sherriff got mad at him and told him he did kick her in the stomach and they would be pressing charges. There was no one outside but my son and his wife, though she was at her sister's house, no one went outside with her. She did go to the Hospital ER, took my 2 yr old granddaughter with her (eventhough she left the 9 month old at home with one of her family members, who also babysit the girls all the time) I talked to the 2 yr old on the phone and all she would say to me was that Momma went to the hospital in an ambulance and that momma was dying. In broken speech of course, I couldn't get her to talk about anything else, the children where in the house during to altercation. My son said no one came outside until after he left. I am worried that my daughter in law has dramatized the story a bit. My son said he was definitatly wrong for pushing her and he feels horrible about it but says he did not kick her at all and when she fell down he decided he better leave before things got worse and he drove off in her vehicle. (which they own together). He was driving home when he was stopped by the sherriff.
Anyway, do they not have to provide my son with a criminal defense attorney or can they just provide him with anyone.
Also when I called to ask about his bond they told me it was $5000.00 cash only, which I thought was high (50,000.00??)
When I got his court papers in the mail it states Court sets bond at $5,000.00 cash only and schedules hearing for....
So does this mean he can be bailed out for 10% of the 5,000.00 or the full $5,000.00 has to be paid.