FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

To respect our client’s privacy, we will not discuss the case with anyone – please be advised that we will not
return a call to discuss a client’s case unless we have asked you to call.

I have been recently assigned, now what?

Please keep in mind that it takes 5-7 days for our office to receive your information and then another 3-5 days for
all the police reports arrive.
Once received, we will open your file. I will then contact the prosecutor and discuss your case.
ALL CLIENT’S WILL BE CALLED BETWEEN 4-6 PM on Monday prior to upcoming weeks hearings
If the case is not resolved, I will ask the court for an extension so that we can do more investigations or
negotiations. We will resolve the case once you are satisfied with the resolution we found.

Missing Court and Moving Court dates

Please note that if you miss court, a warrant will be issued.
Warrant can be quashed 1) Contact a Bail bondsman and bail yourself out. 2) Turn yourself in at Franklin County
Jail 3) I can set you for a hearing to quash your warrant. This is allowed only one time. it will take up to 3 weeks
to get a court date, appear and quash your warrant. You must come by the office and fill out the Bench Warrant
Quash Form.

Moving court
Court dates are set be the judge and entered by the clerk’s office, we cannot alter or move court dates.

Lost Court Date?
You are responsible for all your court dates. Do not depend on our office to give you your court date.  Since we
may be closed or I may be out of town, it may take a bit to contact you.  If you loose your court date, you can
always call the clerk's office to get the info at: 509.545.3525

Inmates:

All inmate visits for the upcoming court are visited - no exceptions. Please be patient, in order to give
equal time to all clients, we will schedule visits accordingly.