Q: Public defender representation
I plead guilty to a motor vehicle infraction and now after 2 months I wanna retract my plea for lack of factual basis. I reached out to my public defender and he told me he doesn't work for me any more. Told me I need to reapply for him to represent me. Is this true? If I reopen a case, he was already paid for the case from my understanding, he has to represent me without another payment. I'm I misinformed?
A: Generally you would need to pay the public defender again, if the judge even Grants you a public defender.
A: That is incorrect the case is now over and you need to hire a new attorney for the case.
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