Q: If I’m on federal pretrial can I switch my lawyer in get a new one my lawyer not doin her job now bein though I’m reales
A: I’m assuming that you mean that you’re currently on pretrial release while your case is pending, correct? You can certainly terminate and hire a new lawyer at any time. If your current lawyer is court-appointed, you should discuss it with them to determine whether or not you would be eligible for another court appointed lawyer. If your lawyer is privately retained, then you can certainly choose to terminate them and hire a new lawyer. Best of luck to you!
A: You are entitled to the representation of your choice. The court will need to approve substitution. This is freely done as long as it does not prejudice the case, such as on the eve of trial,
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