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My appologies, I thought the DA's office oppointed the defense counsel. This is making more sense to me now. Our Case is in regards XXXXX XXXXX personal loan that was taken out in the amount of $60,000. for a business adventure. The Judge has a relationship with the prosecuting attorney (at that time) John.
John (the prosecuting attrny at time) is friends with the person whom the original loan was taken out with.
The original loan was taken out against a house in Hood River and the daughter had Mom sign the deed of the house over to her then the brother and the friend (prosecuting attorney John) felt this was dipping into an inheritance.
That's where our case came in, because the personal loan was taken with daughter who had the deed signed over to her from the house.
So now the defendent is back in Hood River for a Probation Violation (Probation would be up in 9 months) and our Public defender (court appointed attorney) is from the same office that the prosecuting attorney John (who is now Head of the DA's office).
The Public Defender Brian has talked the defendent into waiving a 14 day right to something... can you tell me what that something could be?
Why would the Public Defender who is from the same previous office as the prosecuting attorney(now head of the DA office) want to waive any rights?
Can the DA's office re-visit the case? and this seems like a huge Conflict of Interest to me? What can we do to ensure the defendent is given a fair hearing?
Thank you for your help I hope this claifies things if I can be more specific please let me know.
Can the DA's office re-open the case on a probation violation? Can this night mare start all over again?
Should his probation officer be asking me questions about his previous case?
Thank you for your time, this has helped us.
I don't know how we are to fight a small town system like Hood River with out an outside attorney. But this has helped me understand the system a little better.
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