A friend of mine was arrested 2 years ago. His father retained attorney. Friend receives ssd benefits due to concussion syndrome. I am the representative payee for his benefits. Indictment was returned in june. And arraignment date was set. Court noticed the attorney and friend was never noticed to appear by the attorney. I have retained another attorney for him. Court issued failure to appear and he was arrested with no bond. New attorney will get this set aside. But he is in jail presently. Any opinions appreciated. Don't want to take this up with new attorney if not warranted.
You kind of do need to take this up with the new attorney as bar complaints are handled by the state bar association. There is such a thing as a Model Code of Professional Responsibility, but not all states use it and AL may have their own version.
This sounds like a "diligence" issue but whether AL has their own definition of diligence and what that definition is will determine whether a bar complaint is appropriate.