My question involves juvenile law in the State of: A.L.
I was found delinquent in a case and sent to “camp” for an undetermined amount of time. I just now earned computer privileges and received permission to be on this site. My time is very limited so please only give answers that might help me. The attorney did not subpoena the people or the information I requested him to so I was a sitting duck in court though he did put up a good fight I think. He encouraged me to file an appeal. I agreed and my attorney filed the appeal but it has been almost a month now and he says they have not responded, “it's sitting on the judges desk and I am not going to pester them about it.” is the response I got from my attorney. How long do they have before giving me another court date??? According to the attorney when that judge decides to sign it it will go to the circuit court for a date which might be months from now. This does not sound right to me and not correct from what I found in the Juvenile procedures I read online. It says juveniles in custody get priority. Also the “camp” said they were done with me, announced to everyone I was leaving, and then my PO told them not to release me. My attorney said the PO was not allowed to do that but he represented me on the charges not the punishment and I would have to hire him to sue the court/PO office. I don't get much time on the phone with the attorney, 2 minutes, once per week, so it's hard to communicate with him and I am not allowed to talk to my parents until I have been here a long time and from what I have seen they revoke those privileges at the drop of a hat for the kids that can call.
A Twist In The Case: The police officer that arrested me, searched me, and gathered evidence from the search has been arrested himself and charged with filing a false police report in another case. I thought this was great news but my attorney said it probably wouldn't help much.
Also there was one more charge that they did not hear on my court day and the judge said he was not going to hear it that day so he would have something to hold me on. In his "order' it says he will hear the case on the day of my "after care hearing."
Any ideas on what I should do to help my case?