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Have you gone to court, yet? Where do things stand there?
Why do you think the lawyer you hired is incompetent?
I understand your frustration. However, the only defense you'd have for your described actions is if you were immediately being threatened and acted in self-defense.
As for a plea bargain at the arraignment, it depends. If the prosecutor is at court at the time of your arraignment, then, yes, your attorney can meet with the prosecutor and see what offer is on the table. Otherwise, you'll get a new court date, probably called a "pre-trial" and that's when your attorney will meet with the prosecutor to explore any possible plea agreements.
You can't blame your attorney for the level of charges that were lodged. There is nothing wrong, however, in your demanding better communication from him.
Good luck and best wishes for better days ahead. I hope that you find this information to be helpful and this answer to be ACCEPTable!