Had a bail bond yesterday in Yavapai County Superior Court. Judge ruled based on files only. Next hearing not until Nov

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Customer: Had a bail bond yesterday in Yavapai County Superior Court. Judge ruled based on files only. Next hearing not until Nov 19. Appointed lawyer did not show, next lawyer also passed case on to 3rd lawyer who knew nothing and never spoke with subject. State charge of drug possession & paraphenilia plus FTA. Arresting officer was not there so no one identified the subject. Judge put 25,000 bond and next court date of 11/19/22. Possible to get subject out sooner?
JA: Do you have any upcoming court dates on the drug possession charges?
Customer: 11/19/22 is the EDC.
JA: In what state did the drug possession occur?
Customer: Arizona - Yavapai County
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No
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Hi, 

I’m Zoey, and I am an experienced attorney. I know your question is important to you and I will be giving it the time and attention it deserves.

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Is there now a lawyer?   Can the family make bond?

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Court appointed Lawyer but dropped the case because she said there was no case. Family can make bond, but not collateral
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Zoey_ JD, Expert

What do you mean that there's no case?   If bond is set and there's a date in November, there's a case.

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Why would she say that?
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Zoey_ JD, Expert

I don't know.  There clearly is a case.  So her statement doesn't make sense.

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The quickest way to get this defendant out is to bond him out. If bond is $25,000, it would typically cost only $2,500 and collateral for the rest to get him out. However, if you don't have and/or can't raise the collateral, that's not an option.

Alternatively, a lawyer can petition for a bail review at any point before the court date. Since nobody spoke to the defendant before the court date, there are likely facts that could have been put before the judge and weren't that may have been able to make a difference in the amount of his bail. If the lawyer can get some favorable facts along those lines, the lawyer could ask for release or for a reduction of bond.

It's not clear to me why a lawyer would say there is no case when there clearly is one. You might try contacting the public defender's office and seeing if they would assign another lawyer to the case to represent him and to try to get a bond hearing before November.    The hearing cannot be accomplished without a lawyer to draft  and file the petition and get the case back on the calendar/


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Isit possible that her case will be dismissed because there is no witness?
Customer
Is that what she meant?
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Zoey_ JD, Expert

If you're referring to the officer, he does not have to be at the bail hearing.   This isin't like traffic court where the case can get dismissed if the officer doesn't show up on the court date.   The state will get the officer in.

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I tried to engage and interact with you further. I did not hear back from you.  

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If there is anything more I can help with for this issue, you can always find me again on this chat thread. If you have new questions about other topics, just start a separate question as a brand new chat and start it with "For Zoey Only" and/or type @Zoey_JD. You’ll be able to select my username to tag me in the question.

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