Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight
delay between your follow ups and my replies.
I am very sorry for your situation. You certainty have the option of attempting
to fire said attorney, but keep in mind the Court can refuse to appoint you a new one.
Texas Defendants sometimes try to prolong the matter by asking the Court to appoint them other counsel (I am not stating that this is what you are doing, but simply am telling you that this is what happens). As such, Texas judges have started to refuse Defendant's requests to appoint them another public defender
unless they (i.e. you) can demonstrate that the attorney and you (1) are having trouble communicating or (2) their representation
is lacking zealousness (which is very hard to prove).
If you request this (by asking the attorney to file a Motion for Withdrawal
, the Court may:
1) Deny you, but warn the attorney to "shape up" and for the two of you to work better together (likely);
2) Allow it, but also would then task you with finding your own attorney; or
3) Allow it, and appoint another attorney (unlikely, as described above).
So can you try? Yes. Should
you? This is up to you, but know that this request may be denied. Because if you try, this may hurt your attorney/client communication further, it is recommended to be the last-ditch
effort, rather than the first thing attempted.
Either way, I wish you the best of luck.
Please note: I aim to give you genuine
information and not necessarily to tell you only what you wish to hear. Please, rate me on the quality of my information and do not punish me for my honesty. I understand that hearing things less than optimal is not easy, and I empathize.
Gentle Reminder: Please use the REPLY
button to keep chatting, or RATE
my answer when we are finished. Kindly rate my answer as one of the top three faces
and then submit
, as this is how I get credit for my time with you. Rating my answer the bottom two faces does not give me credit and reflects poorly on me, even if my answer is correct.
I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith. (You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating