Litigation and Investigations
you will be told your legal rights at your arraignment. i try to get to court earlier to answer any last minute questions. please do not wait until the last minute to discuss your case. I USUALLY RECEIVE THE POLICE REPORT ON YOUR CASE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF YOUR FIRST APPEARANCE WITH ME.
under california law (pc 1354) a lawyer can only supply his/her client with a redacted copy of the file. to get your copy click the file box and fill out the request form.
located in willows " the entrance to the mendocino national forest " attorney matt smith is here to answer your legal questions and fight for you in and out of the courtroom.
CAN'T MAKE IT TO COURT? IF YOU NEED MATT SMITH TO APPEAR FOR YOU YOU MUST MAKE AN APPLICATION FOR EACH AND EVERY COURT APPEARANCE. THERE IS NO CONTINUING REQUEST. DON'T ABUSE THIS REQUEST, DON'T USE IT WHEN YOU ARE AFRAID TO COME TO COURT. THIS FORM SHOULD BE USED BY CLIENTS WITH A GENUINE NEED FOR A 977 APPEARANCE IE: A WORK/FAMILY EMERGENCY OR YOUR CAR BREAKS DOWN. ALL APPEARANCE ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ATTORNEY AND FOR MISDEMEANOR CASES ONLY.