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DearCustomer- Once you are represented by counsel then your attorney can obtain the discovery. Unless your girlfriend is an attorney she is not entitled to do anything on your behalf. If you don't want to be represented by counsel you can tell the court you want to represent yourself however I believe that would be foolish. In any event, your attorney will provide you with the copies of the records, not the clerk of courts.
If I am representing myself why can't I approach the Deputy DA with a request to dismiss this misdemeanor? Isn't this a tad disciminatory-people don't have to employ or use attorneys, especially for something so minor, there is not an individual pressing charges, not a witness, nothing-but the cops being heavy handed and abusing their authority. What legally prevents a citizen representing herself from approaching the Deputy DA to dismiss this case. there is no history of similar charges and no history of any related crimes, or crimes at all. thanks.
I have never hired a public defender, actually, i do not qualify by income for one, but the judge assigned one to me anyway. I have never agreed to work with this person. so, that being said, are you saying that technically, i could approach the deputy d a with dismissal only if i am not represented, yet on the other hand this same information could be used against me by the DDA whether or not I have an attorney, if i should meet with him / her to request a dismissal of this case?
can this be dismissed without returning to court, dropped before the scheduled court date?