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Old 09-21-2016, 04:15 PM
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Question Court case seal/ Dont allow lawyer to copy the case

Hi, The adoptive mom of my fiance has been accused of been a drug lord. She was arrested and is awaiting extradition by the NY east court from Colombia. The lawyer had tried to get the indictment but the district's attorney is not providing any information. Is this legal?, she is in jail without possible defense for at least 60 days. How can i obtain the indictment?
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:38 PM
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You can't. If it's under seal, it's under seal. The attorney can usually see and read the indictment, but cannot make copies, and may be under restrictions as to what can and cannot be said, especially to somebody other than the Defendant.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:45 PM
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If this is a drug situation it is probably for the safety of the accused. The Colombian drug cartel is not something I would want to be mixed up with. Good luck!
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The lawyer hasn't been allowed to see the file. She doesn't know what she has been accused of. We have been tall that a person in the USA to reduce conviction has accused her of been a drug lord.
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She's still in Colombia? Yeah, nothing until she gets back to the US.
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Sealed generally means sealed...and sealed remains sealed until arraignment.

It isn't as though the case was going to go away prior to the extradition...and the reality is she knows enough of who she associated with to be able to sketch broad sketches for engaged counsel. The obvious concern with any manner of communication at this juncture is that the attorney-client privilege is not something that may exist in other countries, which means there is no protection on her end of the telephone call.
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