I have been charged with cultivation, possession, sales, criminal tools. I have pos. w/ intent to sell prior from 1987, and some DUI's. He talked about challenging the search warrant on my premises because of a lack of, or defciency in the affidavit. He also said we would file a motion to supress evidence garnered from the search warrant due to an illegal search of the vehicle, that led to the arrest and subsequent vsearch warrants. My final pretrial is scheduled one week prior to the scheduled trial date. 8/14 and 8/21. It is my understanding that in OH any motions to suppress must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the trial. In our last conversation he did not mention any intent to file a motion to suppress mumbling somehthing about how the judge had things backwards. He spent more time going into the details of a murder case he is working on than discussing the issues surrounding my case. The murder case was also his excuse for missing the traffic court appearnce. driving without headlights, that led to the felony charges.
Is it likley that we will actually go to trial on 8/14?
He has made no mention of trial prep, or witnesses. As a matter of fact when I asked for his assistance in arranging for aetting up an appointment with a forensic psychiatrist, he seemed want to end our conversation.
I am on a flat fee retainer with additional costs if it goes to trial.
Shouldn't we have a meeting scheduled to perform trial preparations, at this point?
shouldn't I have had a deal offer from the prosecutors office at this point?