Asked by Monica on 27-12-2023 18:16:00
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Gauteng
I was in a car accident in 2019 due my car tire that burst. I was travelling at night with my friend and my car hit a pothole, my tire burst, I lost control of my car, hit a elitricity box on the pavement, the car flipped and landed on its roof. My friend didnt wear his safety belt and passed away 3 days later.
I got a lawyer as I was charged with culpible homicide. He was very expensive, not reliable(didnt pitch up twice and late 3 times) but he build a good report with all evidence we gave him. The case was postponed for 2 years as the state didnt have enough evidence and 3 diffrent inspectors had diffrent findings. The case was unresolved and state said case might be opened later again.
The state opened the case again but this time for reckless and neglagent driving. Im still paying off the laywer and he now refuse to represent me again due to the outstanding balance. I dont have anymore money and decided to ask for a state lawyer when im back in court for the new case.
Can the new laywer insist that the old lawyer give him his evidence and case that he build?
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