court case dilemma

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    would we have a case to have our city ordinance court case thrown out , as Dad that was defending his 13 yr old son as pro se , was never told he could NOT do this by the judge or city attorney >? THEY surely must know thier own State statutes ? we did not know till after we lost of course ! Now were tld if Dad is not licensed thenhe shouldnt have been allowed to defend his son ! plus cross examin witness's ?? he never once said he was an attorney ,, always stated "pro se"


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    It may be best for you to just drop the case and pay the ordinance that you lost in court. The reason being is that the father acted illegally, both civilly and criminally in representing his son. Yes the judge should not have allowed this but that does not dissolve the crime/offense that occurred. If you try to pursue this further, it is possible for the father to face criminal charges for the unauthorized practice of law, as well as civil charges which his son can bring against him, or a representative of the son.
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    if he acted "illegally" then surely he would have to have stated he WAS an Attorney ?? He went in as "PRO SE" which was STATED several times by the opposing City Attorney, Im sorry as far as I can see he was not doing anything underhand, I still think that the City Attorney to whom he had spoken to SEVERAL times before the court , should have pulled him up,, hey you cant defend your son !
    If we dont know ? then the Attorney AND the Judge SHOULD know at the start. ? Its like the prosecuting side let him "do" this for an easy win ? You know when they sniggerEd to themselves about Dad doing this "pro se" was VERY demeaning and I thought VERY unprofessional OF the so called PROFESSIONALS !
    We have an Attorney now to back us up but the main reason why we should fight back is a clear violation of his Sons rights by the police , thanks for your input ,, even if it did scare me !


 

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