California  |  Constitutional Law

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Asked on: 9/24/13, 10:22 pm

my girlfriend was arrested weds night. pulled over for a tail light and breathalyzed. She has been held in custody since wed. Due to delayed processing, she was denied her first court date on Friday and moved to Monday, forcing her detainment over the weekend for a total of 4 days. The court on Monday was over booked and as a result the Public Defender told the last four girls that they had to plee "not guilty" because they did not have time to deal with them until Oct. 8th at their pre trial. The girls protested, but were hushed and told what to do. Afterwards she was denied her request for a different defender and was told that her plea was being filed as "not guilty". Even after refusing to consent to her councils demands. She is still being held in custody. What constitutional rights have been violated here? and what actions can we now take? I would like to know exactly what to say to the DA tomorrow.

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