At a loss over lawyers handling of sons case. In pa he had two duis. One in northampton county then months later second in lehigh county. non accident duis. first drove into neighbors yard. second driving too slow on road. anyway lawyer said he would go for deals. but when we went to court in first county son got loss of license for year, 2500 fines, and 3 days in prison. then he tells son he will plead guilty also in lehigh county. son no priors, college kid, in treatment outpatient. should i get another lawyer. this guy treats him like a criminal, doesnt appear to advocate or work for anything just says plead guilty. help advice needed. PS first offense dui highest bac level, third tier. second coming up is dui high level second tier.
bac highest level, offense one, high level offense two. no property damage anywhere. at arrests asked if he was drinking said yes charges with duis and put in detention til i picked him up, car impounded both times.. lawyer treats us like idiots joking to son to bring tootbrush for prison, says what the f were you thinking. but we paid him for both cases and now I am worried about this for second case next month. seems to just process papers.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).