I am a MISSISSIPPIAN.
So my friend chickens out and instead of representing herself, she decides that she's gonna continue letting the lawyer handle her case, since (A) She already paid him $1,000, and (B) She had to work the day of court and now lives about 3 hours away.
She talked with her attorney about some Freeman ideas/ideals, and of course, being an attorney, he was against the idea. He convinced her that it wouldn't work and agreed to plead Not Guilty for her at the arraignment.
Well... he didn't show up, and now there's a warrant for her arrest. What can be done? I'd like to sue the guy for a lot of crap, but the courts would probly see that he only owes her $1,000 at most. The legal system is fail.