STOP right there. An attorney talking his client into a plea is breaching an ethical code, regardless of whether he's retained or appointed. At the next court
hearing, be it whatever, tell her to ask the Judge to appoint her another attorney because this one is trying to talk her into a plea. Site the same reasons you gave above.
From what you telling me, the Court should appoint her a new one.
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