What is nelson hearing

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What is nelson hearing

My friends son is in jail after shotting his girl friend. He does not feel his lawyer is right for him. He was told to get a nelson hearing.He does not know what this is or how to go about getting this hearing.He is in jail in Florida.

Asked on June 28, 2009 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

A Nelson hearing is a hearing to determine whether or not a court appointed attorney should be removed from a particular case.  This happens in instances where the lawyer is deemed not to have given competent or adequate counsel in some way.

It is up to the defendant to make application to the court for this. 

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption