If I fire my public defender will I be able to get another or will I be required to hire my own?

Asked on November 15, 2013 under Criminal Law, Georgia


Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

No.  If you terminate representatoin with one public defender, you cannot be appointed a new one.  A discharged of one public defender is generally a discharge of the entuire office. You do not get to pick and choose your public defender which is why many people retain private counsel. 


Maury D. Beaulier

Attorney at Law

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