Q: My husband has been indicted on the sixth circuit of eastern district Federal on conspiracy to manu. meth
And three other counts. His appointed attorney has withdrawn from the case this past week and mailed my huband the plea bargn. I saw on Pacer that the judge did not appoint the recommended lawyer by my husbands first lawyer and he was appointed an attorney who specializes in civil, family law, real estate and workmans comp. What are the rights of my husband in regards to this new appointment? How do he or I go about filing a appeal in regards to the new appointment? He is facing a min. 10years to life and we feel that his council should at least be familiar with criminal defense. Also any idea of the laws in regards to his original attorney withdrawing? I read that he would have had to informed my husband 20 days prior to filling motion. He sent a letter along with the copy of plea after he had filed for the motion to withdraw on pacer. Please help!! I am on Pacer and also willing to do whatever my husband needs. Where do I access any forms for him to file?
A: Dear Wife,
i serve on the Federal Defender's Panel for the Northern District of Alabama and practice federal criminal in other states as well. it is not uncommon for a federal defender to have more than one practice area. i can assure that if the lawyer was on a federal panel of attorneys the lawyer was a pretty good trial lawyer.
However, he can ask for a new lawyer, but the court does not have to let him pick and choose his counsel, since he has claimed indigent. i would be happy to discuss the case for possible representation if you are interested. Ingram Law LLC 205-335-2640
Joseph A Ingram, www.joeingramlaw.com
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