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Question: How does an inmate in county jail go about firing his court appointed public defender? The public defender hasn't been in touch with the defendant except during court appearences and defendant doesn't know what is going on except that trial starts in 19 days.

Answer: It may be difficult now to fire the attorney, but not impossible. A letter should first be sent to the attorney firing him/her as attorney of record. Second, at the next scheduled hearing date the defendant should make a record of the firing and provide the reasons why and request a new attorney be appointed.

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  • How does an inmate in county jail go about firing his court appointed public defender? The public defender hasn't been in touch with the defendant except during court appearences and defendant doesn't know what is going on except that trial starts in 19 days.

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