Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Why can't you do it now, why do you want until the day before trial please?
Because the trial is on Friday and getting hold of him is difficult...he is down as a consultant with the firm and I think he is more interested in getting elected for something than being a lawyer.If I get him today or tomorrow and he doesn't go with a lot of the discrepencies in her statement ...Iwill be sacking him.
Then you should sack him today and get another one today.
If you request an adjournment the risk is the Bench refuse and say you could have done more.
ok..that may be on the cards ...but will it be adjurned for him or me to prepare
I can only react when I recieve the statements and didn't recieve them untill tuesday!
If they refuse an adjournment they you may have to represent yourself.
If I have no lawyer ready what happens
You can point to the fact you only had the statements yesterday which is not enoguh time
If you have no lawyer you may have to represent yourself.
But you need to take steps TODAY.
Keep a record of what you have done to get a new lawyer
Then if a new lawyer is not ready for Friday you can show you were trying to get another one, rather than just wait around and do nothing
The more pro active you are the more likely to get it put off if the new lawyer isnt ready
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Ok it seems to me that Ihave been railroaded into this situe by them wanting a quick fast track system where they him and prosecutor magistrates only want a nicely prepackaged case so they can all go home for tea.It seems like a Cartel to me
Its not a cartel - and you can't allege that in Court otherwise you look mad
The prosecution should disclose evidence a reasonable time before trial, at least a week
So on that basis you can also ask for it to go off
I'll get the lawyer on the phone and start the ball now ..ty for your advice..mad may be agood defence :)
Great. Can I help with anything else today?
No that's fine ty.
Great. Might I invite you to rate my answer before you go today