Can a defendent talk to the prosectuting attorney himself at a preliminary hearing if his public defender is not there and he wants out on a GPS or house arrest?

Asked on February 16, 2015 under Criminal Law, Missouri


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The rule is that once you have an attorney that has been retained or appointed to represent you, the opposing counsel (here the prosecutor) can not speak with you about anything at any time.  So you will have to wait for your attorney to be present to discuss any deals.  

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