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Adding another attorney to the case would be, first of all, costly, and, second, would require agreement and cooperation between two attorneys. Ultimately, too many cooks in the kitchen who are not on the same page could produce a more disjointed defense. I also believe that you would have a hard time finding a lawyer who wants to play the role of looking over a colleague's shoulder.
If you are not comfortable with what has happened to date, schedule a meeting to sit down with your lawyer, express your concerns and together plot out a game plane with deadlines for critical motions. This would, of course, include a motion to compel discovery if that discovery is still outstanding.
If, after your meeting or subsequently, you remain uncomfortable with your lawyer's performance, it is time for a change. You would be better served retaining a new lawyer than wondering "what if" while sitting in jail.
The prosecutor would not care one way or another. It does not affect the evidence in the case or how it is viewed by the prosecutor. It most certainly does not lend itself to an appearance of guilt. It simply suggests that you are exercising your constitutional rights.
To find a lawyer, interview several. Different lawyers have different styles and you must be comfortable with your lawyer's individual style. I would never suggest choosing a lawyer based on an artificial rating from a website and I say that as a member on the AVVO website.
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I would choose one and stick with it. An aggressive presentation of a defense with motions and pretrial discussions generally is more effective in assuaging a favorable plea than being passive and knowing the prosecutor. All you require is one good one.
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