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Q: I have trial readiness court scheduled tomorrow. Can i tell my lawyer that i am not happy and want a different lawyer?

He has done nothing to help me at all. He hasn't contacted any witnesses and he barely remembers anything from the last time we spoke. He just stands around laughing and chatting with the DA and tries to convince me to take a deal. He hasnt returnes my emails and i feel like he hasnt tried to... View More

Peter James Chambers
Peter James Chambers
answered on Aug 8, 2020

Think about a public defender like any other government job.

When you get on the bus, you don't get to pick the driver. When you live in public housing, you don't get to pick the plumber your landlord sends to unplug your sink. You don't get to pick your firefighter,...
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