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can you fund out how a judge can make an attorney that I have gotten rid of twice can make that same attorney my legal advisor in the courtroom if I have any questions when I have stated in court that I do not want the public defenders office anywhere near my case in anyway and that I would like a conflict attorney. the reason I got rid of the public defender to begin with is she asked for a continuance two weeks before my 175 days for speedy trial was to be up when I told her not to and she admitted in court that she knew it was against my objection but as my attorney she was allowed to do it anyway which she was not and I nev er signed my speedy trial rights over according to the clerk of courts because they have no record of me waiving my rights
A: You can request a Nelson Hearing to ask that the attorney be discharged. If the attorney is not successfully discharged, or you hire your own, the judge can allow the attorney to remain on the file as "stand by" counsel even if you decide to represent yourself. You are entitled to have an attorney represent you without cost, if you cannot afford one. You are not entitled to an attorney of your choosing, without cost.
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