Getting a discovery packet? (a public attorney will not allow it)

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Old Sep 21st, 2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Warrant served in Vancouver Washington. My son in-law was arrested on a drug charge when a search was made at his house, They had 7-10 people there at the time. Its been about 4 months since the arrest, he was given a public attorney and he will not give him the discovery packet. The atorney has been trying to get him to take a plea but will not allow him to see a discovery, he only reads parts of it to him. I thought it is his right to get or see the discorvery. They have tried to request one at the court house but told not until the case is closed. Does any of this sound correct? What can he do?
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Old Sep 21st, 2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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I wish to inform you that your son in law may change his lawyer or can self represent himself. In this regard your son in law is having right to have discovery documents as they relate to case and thus demand can be made to his lawyer. Further your son in law may request court for a new public attorney as present attorney is not representing his interests properly.

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That is strange.

The person charges should clearly be able to see the evidence.
Get a second legal opinion or lawyer to review what is going on.
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