Okay so most of you know my story by now. Husband currently awaiting sentencing ( is guilty ) with victims that support him doing minimal time and receiving out patient treatment. Anyway, his lawyer who has been working his tail off for the last 5 months has suddenly just stopped returning calls or communicating in any way. This became a huge problem when my husband went to court thinking that he was going to accept a plea but his lawyer requested that a date be set for trial instead. My husband had a meltdown in the courtroom because he had told his attorney from the beginning that he is not willing to go to trial and put his kids through all of that. Then his lawyer told him that he was just trying to get a better plea from the DA and that the DA didn't have any real solid evidence to go to trial ( because initial statements are not admissible in court and witnesses are no longer cooperating and confession is automatically retracted when not guilty plea is entered). So he claimed that the DA would have no choice than to offer better plea because he would see that he could not win in court. He said that this would happen fairly quickly but now it has been almost a month and the DA hasn't budged. The lawyer seems to be at the point where he has kinda just given up and I don't know what to do. I know that if he is in fact looking at prison time we can start preparing things for the board of pardons and such but his lawyer is unwilling to help with this process. I contacted another lawyer who is doing all of those things for his clients and he wants just as much money as the first just to help with that! So my question is do I cough up the money and switch attorneys this late or do we stick with the first one and hope that he has some master plan?
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