Bryan Hewlett public defender anyone ...
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Saint Albans, WV

#22 Oct 2, 2010
If you have the luxury of going to hire another attorney when "stuck" with the public defender, you have more problems than just the original criminal charges...


Some people just don't get it.

You get the public defender because YOU CANNOT AFFORD anyone else, or you lied and said you couldn't...

United States

#23 Oct 4, 2010
He was my lawyer in 2004 and he might return your call but to be a of he is very good . I was a convicted with a firearm and he got me 5 years probation and I served a year in jail so don't talk sh$$
Marguerite The Magical

Saint Albans, WV

#24 Oct 4, 2010
What are you trying to say? That he is good or no account? I no understand.
angry client

United States

#25 Oct 6, 2010
poser and full of b.s.
Flatwoods Born and Raised

Muncie, IN

#26 Oct 9, 2010
I've known Brian since we were both five years old. If he hasn't returned your call or is brief when he speaks with you, it is because he is REALLY busy.
He's a good guy, he works hard, and he really does care. Maybe that's why the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy honored him with the 2010 Gideon Award for advancing the right to counsel for the accused.
And those calling him a poser should hear him wail on his guitar. I sold him that distortion box when we were both seventeen - and he's done more with it than I ever did.
Rock on Brian, rock on.

Ashland, KY

#27 Oct 9, 2010
I have had Brian Hewlett. He is the best public defender I have ever seen. Yes he is hard to get ahold of, but he takes on most of the pro bono case load for ALL of Boyd County. He is worth the wait no matter what anyone else might say. He saved my life. He is one of the last few lawyers not corrupted.
Dont Judge Too Quickly

Greenup, KY

#28 Oct 9, 2010
My son needed him over an incident at school that he was falsely accused of. Brian picked up right away that my son had learning disabilities & when he's upset his explanations sound worse than what he's accused of. He took the time to listen, got the school records of the things this bully had done in the past such as falsely accusing him of other things.Brian got him off.

Admittedly I freaked when I kept calling w/o getting an answer but he got back with us in time to get things done. I found out later he had 236 cases that month. It's a wonder he gets anything done as it was just him & one other guy. He's good at what he does but he doesn't have time to socialize with you & make you feel comfortable. Like Dragnet he needs "just the facts" & he'll take it from there.

I've had friends in larger cities where the PD was a joke. Back in the 70s they had to take every case from spitting on the sidewalk up to murder & even then there was one PD to every 2-600 cases. The funding has been cut as well as the cases they can take but with so many BS laws in Ky you can easily end up spending time in jail over nothing.
I know one girl waiting tables in a bar. These 2 guys accused her of stealing a $20. She knew better & told them so. They left the bar, called the cops, then had her arrested. Her boss got her off on bond & when the court date arrived the guys not only didn't show up but the address they had given was a vacant lot. Besides being a single mother divorced from a dead beat dad trying to raise her kid if there had been no PD she would have had to borrow money she couldn't afford to pay for a lawyer. That PD also had the arrest expunged from her record which didn't even have a blemish until those jerks thought it was cute to hurt someone innocent.

Just like any profession there are those that are worthless and/or lazy but Brian isn't one of them. He does the best he can with what he has & he's sharp enough to stand toe to toe with the best private lawyers.

Richmond, KY

#29 Oct 10, 2010
Brian, I hope you are not letting these stupid people bring you down. Let's see, they can't afford a lawyer to get them out if their drug charges so they get you and then get mad because you are over worked and is hardly in your office to return calls. While they are facing jail time or the possibility of having their kids removed, you are working your a$$ off day and night for these idiots, being a full time wonderful dad to your son on top of working very hard with juveniles who look up to you. Now, I think that is pretty impressive...just sayin
Tik Tok

Greenup, KY

#30 Oct 10, 2010
Could be worse, you could have Crystal Love Ball with her pink hair and tattoos. The clients at the jail all say if you have Crystal you are screwed because if you are at the edge of a cliff she will push you off! LOL
Noneof Yourconcern

Ashland, KY

#31 Nov 18, 2010
Before you asshats judge him, make sure you listen to what he says in court. I've been in quite a few cases with my friends with paid lawyers/attorneys, nothing impressive, but when I got thrown in and needed one, Brian was there. First thoughts, yea he seems insane, but once he opened his mouth, the judgement flew away. He may look like an idiot, but he has quite a mind and mouth combo.

Broken Arrow, OK

#32 Nov 19, 2010

United States

#33 Nov 19, 2010
He I's good I was a convicted felony with a firearm and they tried to hang me he got me 5 years probation
Boyd County

Flatwoods, KY

#34 Nov 21, 2010
Yeah, fine man. Using the technicalities of the law, and twisting the truth to put guilty people back on the street. See what you think of him when one of his former clients breaks into your house.

Conway, SC

#35 Jan 15, 2011
I thought he got his own office in russell, kentucky.
Dont judge

United States

#36 Jan 17, 2011
He has more work and stress than anyone I know and still has a big heart. He believes in people and in recovering from mistakes. He's good.

Austin, TX

#37 Jun 9, 2011
Boyd County wrote:
Yeah, fine man. Using the technicalities of the law, and twisting the truth to put guilty people back on the street. See what you think of him when one of his former clients breaks into your house.
And by your standards everyone is guilty until proven innocent. Thank god you're not a public defender or you'd probably just tell everyone to plead guilty.

God forbid someone stick up for people who can't afford to pay outrageous court and lawyer fees.

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