How do I dismiss my public defender?

Answer Dismissing your public defender does not require much: just make a request to the court. But such issues as when you decide to fire your court-appointed attorney and who will step in to represent y... Read More »

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Public Defender Act?

First made effective on Jan. 1, 1969, the Public Defender Act is not only designed to protect those who can't afford legal counsel but also to provide guidelines for public defenders, according to ... Read More »

How do i request a new public defender?

Review your current public defender’s experience and qualifications. Ask the public defender if she has represented previous clients accused of similar crimes. Inquire about possible strategies s... Read More »

Who appoints the public defender?

A public defender is a licensed attorney assigned to represent people charged with a crime who want legal representation, but cannot afford to hire a private attorney. Appointments vary by circuit.... Read More »

Public Defender Laws?

Public defenders are assigned to people who have been accused of a crime but cannot afford an attorney. This follows the rights of those accused under the Constitution of the United States, allowin... Read More »