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My nephew hit & killed a man w/his car in Phillie. My nephew

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My nephew hit & killed a man w/his car in Phillie. My nephew was play basket ball (in a gym) earlier that day & bump heads w/another player, rec'd a cut over his eye. He & the other guy did not what to go to hospital. On the way home my nephew feel asleep @ wheel & that's when the accident happen. His Legal aid lawyer is telling him to take a plea the most he get is 2 - 6 years if he goes to trial he can get 7 to 12 years. Because he has no prior arrest the aid is saying he should get 2 years parole or work camp release program. This young man is like a son to me, always in my house ( every weekend) I have 2 deaf sons ( 1 his age & a 20yr old). My Ques. Is - If I get a lawyer @ this time will he face gail time & is it to late @ this time?
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 11 days ago.

Hello and thank you for contacting us. This is Dwayne B. and I’m an expert here and looking forward to assisting you today.

Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 11 days ago.

What has happened in court? How long ago did the accident happen? Has the nephew agreed to take the plea yet?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
It's a small town in Phllie, the man was a father & husband. Do not have the date it happened, but it was like 1&1/2 years ago. He has not agreed to anything yet, his court date is Wed. 10/19/16
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 11 days ago.

First off, there's no guarantee he won't face jail time no matter who you hire. However, a retained lawyer will almost certainly put more time into the case than one who is court appointed.

That's the main advantage, a private lawyer only takes on the number of cases they can handle while a public defender normally gets overloaded.

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Do we still have the time to get a lawyer & if so how do my family & I go about it? Tell them on the 19 th that we want to get a lawyer?
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 11 days ago.

Yes, you still have time to go and hire a lawyer. You can likely find one tomorrow and meet with them on the next day and then they will take over trying to get substituted into the case.

You can find a lawyer by going to and entering Criminal Law in the section for area of practice.

The lawyer may also want to look into whether that bump on your nephew's head could have caused him to black out, which would be a defense.