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This is Samuel and I will discuss this and provide you information in this regard.
So your son believes he would get free representation from this attorney as part of some plea deal where he turned state's evidence?
I suggest that is highly unlikely. There is no obligation for an attorney to stay with a client once the matter has been resolved. And if you owe the attorney money, they certainly are not going to work for nothing and begin an appeal.
I suggest, that if it is a simple question of was the Rule 35 Motion filed you can call the clerk of the court, reference your son's case and the clerk can tell you if it has been filed and when and they can send you a copy.You also can call the prosecutor's office yourself on behalf of your son to see if it was filed.
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