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My daughter is just finishing a term in prison.her court appointed attorney was also the prosecuting attorney in a case against her several years ago. Also said attorney had spoken to her stepfather before this happened,and did nothing to defend her. Is this legal?

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My daughter is finishing a prison sentence,which her court appointed attorney was also the prosecution attorney in a case against her several years ago.Also said attorney had discussed her wth her stepdad years earlier,is this legal?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No,her time is op in 30 days,in this small town it's impossible

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A different lawyer called her in prison a week ago wanting her help on a case. He said: well you're taking the rap for these people,she hung up on him,she had a bottle of pills in her purse that did not belong to her

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago
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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 7 months ago

I am sorry to read about your daughter's difficulties.

The Court should not have appointed an Attorney to represent her who prosecuted her a few years ago. That is a conflict of interest.

She should seek the help of another Attorney or contact ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) for assistance.

Goodluck with your case,

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