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.
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