I just want to remove my attorney from my case so that I can talk with the public defender
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: yes he said that the public defender in columbia county would represent me at my probation violation hearing even if my private attorney isnt removed from the paperwork, however the last time I was in columbia county prison bc of a bench warrant for failure to appear, I was told I couldnt talk with the public defender bc I already had legal counsel.
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: my po told me to turnmyself in
JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?
Customer: its in Columbia County Pennsylvania. No warrant is showing and i called the sheriffs office and they said there wasnt a warrant for me violating my probation but my po said he would issue one last week if I didnt turn myself in
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: just that Im on probation in Columbia County for simple assault and that I was recently arrested in Philadelphia for possession of heroin and paraphernalia. My PO asked me to turn myself in (before my court
date in philly) or he would issue a warrant. He said I would see the judge september 8th but I have not recieved any mail or paperwork from he court so Im guessing that is my probation violation hearing date. I have some issues with the private attorney I hired to fight the charges in columbia county that resulted in probation so I dont expect him to represent me or help me at all when I am brought before the judge. I want to make sure when I turn myself in that the public defender will represent me and I will be able to meet and talk with him or her before I see the judge. Last time, when I was in custody there for simple assault and awaiting trial
, my private attorney didnt asnwer the phone or return my messages and they told me I couldnt speak with the public defender bc I already had legal counsel. I just want to make sure doesn't happen again so I guess I need to know how to remove this private attorney from my case