Duluth, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: I have an attorney representing me on a cri, which I pleaded innocent to, whom to date, after 4.5 years refuses to give

details to the county attorney. Always communicates with me last minute. Has no mailing address just a Google account. He closed his office for a different job. Do I need a different attorney, and how do I do that now?

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Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: You can always switch attorneys if you are unhappy with your representation. You would either need to hire a new attorney or you could discharge your current attorney and apply for a public defender if you qualify. You should reach out to attorneys directly if you believe that you might be hiring new counsel.

Thomas C Gallagher agrees with this answer

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: Some of things stated in the question are unclear. You may want to call an attorney on the phone, to discuss whatever questions you have. As for replacing your attorney with a new one, you can do that if you want - either retain a new private criminal defense attorney to take over, or apply for Public Defender representation.

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