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You mentioned he has been incarcerated for 189 days. If he has already been charged, then that would not be a sufficient enough time to justify any sort of dismissal. Basically you don't start looking at that until a year has passed, and since he apparently was out for about half that time, no judge is going to dismiss the pending charges due to the amount of time that has elapsed.
As for the blood tests, if the state cannot produce them they cannot be used as evidence against him in the case. That is a good thing.
You mention he has one of the better local lawyers appointed to his case. That is good, but that also likely means he is very busy, which is why communication has been more difficult.
As for getting the felonies reduced, that is a very fact specific consideration. That involves negotiation between his lawyer and the district attorney, and depends largely on how strong the case is against your son. Without knowing all the facts, the district attorney, and the judge, it's really hard to tell if a reduction to a misdemeanor
It appears, based on the age of the case, that it would be time to either resolve it with a plea deal or set it for trial
. That is likely what will occur at the next court date.
As for the solitary confinement, the prisons/jails have great leeway in how they handle prisoner discipline. Unfortunately, many jail guards enjoy their authority a little too much, which is what sounds like happened here. And unfortunately, they will always believe the guard over the prisoner. Fortunately his time is solitary is over. If I could give him advice, I would encourage him to be overly respectful and stay out of this guard's way at all costs.
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