Results 1 to 7 of 7

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    16

    Default Getting A New Public Defender

    My question involves criminal law for the state of California

    What is the process of getting a new Public Defender assigned to your case? And if anybody knows, is specific requirements in order to warrent a new public defender or is it simply up to whomever is in charge.

    I cannot afford a private attorney.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Toledo, OH
    Posts
    16,307

    Default Re: Getting A New Public Defender

    It is my understanding that unless your PD is felon, a visible drunkard (i.e., shows up drunk for court) or is openly lackadaisical about your defense, no, you can't fire him.

    You have to have very solid reasons to ask the judge for a new PD, and absent something heinous, your chances of convincing the judge to assign a different PD are very slim to non-existent.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    28,906

    Default Re: Getting A New Public Defender

    Is this a private lawyer, appointed by the court, or are you actually describing a lawyer who works for a public defender's office?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: Getting A New Public Defender

    This is a lawyer that works in the Public Defender's office.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    16

    Default Re: Getting A New Public Defender

    just to clarify...not an outside lawyer hired by the courts. If it matters, this is the second PD I had. The first one, who I liked a great deal was rotated out...(it is the habit of this court to do this with their PD's and the DA's.) This second PD came in 3/4 of the way in the case (again just the way the system works..has nothing to do with me..happens to everybody if the case goes on long enough).

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    98,846

    Default Re: Getting A New Public Defender

    Then your lawyer has a supervisor. Take up your issues with the supervisor.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: How to Get a Public Defender
    By HLN9223 in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-01-2011, 07:41 AM
  2. Court-Appointed Lawyers: How Do I Get a Public Defender
    By than in forum Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-05-2010, 09:33 PM
  3. Court-Appointed Lawyers: Do I Really Need a Public Defender
    By nomic in forum Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-18-2009, 09:33 AM
  4. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: How Do I Get A Public Defender?
    By umyeah123 in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-02-2008, 03:47 PM
  5. Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: How to Get a Public Defender
    By soguilty in forum Criminal Charges
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-27-2006, 01:04 PM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources