Hello, i'm writting from France and writting for a Native American friend currently in jail in Talladega, AL. We already have a public defender, because he would like to appeal against the verdict and in particular against the length of the sentence. Nevertheless, I get the impression that in his case, a attorney would be more appropriate.I would like to know how I should do, what are the conditions (also the approximative cost for a low budget) what is the procedure ? and if you think that a attorney could help us in such a matter ? My friend had hepatitis C ans had to wait 3 years before beginning a treatment. Currently he's in SMU where the conditions are very bad. Is a bad health condition and heavy treatment a reason to reduce the sentence ? Many thanks in advance for your reply..
PS : his judgement took place in South Dakota