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Please reconsider going pro se in FL, it is not a wise idea, especially in a criminal
case as the FL courts
are not friendly to pro se litigants in the least.
Florida courts have stated that the file of a client is considered the personal property of the lawyer. Unless the client's contract with the lawyer provides otherwise, the lawyer has no obligation to provide the client their file. As stated by the court in Donahue v. Vaughn, 721 So.2d 356 (Fla. 5th DCA 1998):
[T]here is no duty upon a private attorney to give any of his files to a client, save documents which are solely those of the client and held by the lawyer. Pleadings, investigative reports, subpoena copies, reports and other case preparation documents are property of the lawyer."
Thus, all the attorney has to turn over to you is the discovery information from the prosecutor, but not depositions or investigative reports.
You need to hire yourself another attorney for this matter to protect your civil rights in your criminal matter though, as we have heard and seen from customers on this site that it is not good for anyone to go pro se in these matters.
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