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You said your grandson's attorney is not "offering" a trial. This is not his choice. It is your grandson's choice, and every criminal defendant's choice, whether or not to go to trial. This right is found in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. It is the job of your grandson's attorney to give all the options available. Your grandson can go to trial even against the advice of his attorney.
As for the attorney's lack of contact with your grandson, the US Supreme Court has ruled that your grandson is entitled to “effective aid in the preparation and trial of the case.” Powell v. Alabama, 287 U.S. 45, 71–72 (1932). Your grandson has several options, which he can decide try in the following order:
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