Can I fire my lawyer?

No. You are entitled to an attorney, but you are not entitled to the attorney of your choice. Once the attorney in the Alternate Public Defender's Office has been appointed to represent you, that person will remain your attorney until the case is concluded. Your only other option is to hire private counsel, if you can afford to do so, or to try to represent yourself, which is never a wise choice.

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1. What is the difference between the Public Defender's Office and the Alternate Public Defender's Office?
2. Who does my attorney work for?
3. How can I find out who my attorney is and when I go to court?
4. What kind of cases does the Alternate Public Defender Office handle?
5. Can you help me with my divorce, landlord/tenant issues, or small claims case?
6. Can I fire my lawyer?
7. How do I get a lawyer?
8. Where are you located?
9. Is my lawyer really a lawyer?