Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hi, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
This site lists some pro bono programs that might be able to help:http://lawyers.justia.com/lawyers/criminal-law/florida
It is okay I am just very depressed
I can certainly understand that. Why do you think a pro bono attorney would be better?
I am not sure what I am going to do. I really need to find a pro bono attorney
Is there a problem with the public defender?
I know that they are professional attorneys and they can get a lot more accomplished then a pd and he wants me to hire an attorney but I am broke I am in collictions and I do not trust pds especially when supposeble this is punishable by life and I do not understand why he did not get a bond
It is fairly common for a court not to allow someone to get out on bond if the offense is punishable by life imprisonment, especially if it is a violent offense.
http://www.martindale.com lists attorneys - you can search by location and practice area.
but even rapist and murders get bonds. Do you think that their is a chance that he could get a bond. I did not even know that was such a violent crime
You can also try http://www.nolo.com/
A lot of rapists and murderers do not get bonds. In fact, most accused murders probably do not.
The judge looks, basically, at whether a person is a flight risk and/or a danger to the community. To decide if someone is a flight risk, the judge looks at whether he has ties to the community - job, family, kids in school, owns a home, etc.
If someone has a prior failure to appear in court, that would also suggest that he is a flight risk.
Do you think that a pro bono attorney would even help me with this? I am trying to get him to ask for a bond hearing!! Do you think that is feasible in his case
no he has no ftas
A lot of pro bono attorneys will only take cases that are high profile or that involve a civil rights violation. It's hard to say what another attorney will do, but you can talk to a few. It may be better to sit down and talk to the public defender, because he is already familar with the facts of the case. He should be able to request a bond hearing.
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).