Corpus Christi, TX asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Texas

Q: What happens if I fire my court appointed lawyer before my court hearing

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Herman Martinez
Herman Martinez
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: You will be representing yourself or hiring someone to represent you.

Kiele Linroth Pace agrees with this answer

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you fire your court appointed lawyer then you would be advised to hire a replacement attorney as quickly as possible. There is a very good reason that attorneys do not represent themselves. They say that an attorney that represents himself has a foolish client. So take the hint and hire the best criminal defense attorney that is available in the county where the charges against you were filed.

Jonathan A. Zendeh Del
Jonathan A. Zendeh Del
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Galveston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The proper way to do it is to hire a private attorney and have that attorney file a motion to substitute and take over your case. We do this frequently, and the client never has to talk to the old lawyer again. www.GalvestonJustice.com/DWI

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