It takes time, sometimes several months, for a case to move through the courts. During that time, you can do many things to assist your attorney in working on your case. These include:
- Be on time for court and other legal appointments. If you are delayed for any reason, call your attorney.
- Provide current contact information. Give your attorney your home and work addresses, your home, work, mobile, and message phone numbers, and let your attorney know immediately if any of these change.
- Maintain regular contact with your attorney.
- Dress appropriately for court.
- Give your attorney a list of possible witnesses.
- Give your attorney copies of all relevant documents.
- Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your attorney or our office staff. Since anything you say may be used against you in trial, you should not discuss the case with family members, friends, other inmates, detention officers, probation officers, in person or on the telephone.
Remember that all personal telephone and Telemate calls made from the jail are recorded. The Prosecutor sends these recordings out to be reviewed for any information that may pertain to your case. Also, the Prosecutor has the ability to watch these recordings at any time. Any information contains in these calls can be used in your trial.