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After firing a public defender, how long do you have to hire an attorney?

Things really were not working out well with me and the public defender, a lot of arguing and I felt like he was not all that concerned with my best interests. Initially opted to go with the public defender as a means of saving money, but now I am starting to think that it would be worth it to hire one.

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    Thomas E. Gates | Gates' Law, PLLC
    651 Strander Blvd., Suite 209
    Tukwila, WA 98188-2953
    (253) 332-7899
    It depends upon your next court date. Generally, the court will grant one maybe two continuances for the benefit of your attorney to get up to speed and work with the prosecutor. But, time works against you if you delay in hiring one.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/25/2013
    Craig Andersen | Andersen Law PLLC
    10000 NE 7th Ave Suite 330B
    Vancouver, WA 98685
    (360) 397-0111
    While there is no set time, speedy trial is always at issue. The court will likely continue trial to afford you the opportunity to retain counsel. However, you should act with all due haste. Be prepared for the possibility that you may not hear what you want to hear from a private attorney. He or she may come to the same conclusion as the public defender as to the defense of your case.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/25/2013
    Paul Richmond | Law Office of Paul Richmond
    2023 E. Sims #263
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    (360) 379-5575
    Depends on where your case is, what the next date is, etc.
    Answer Applies to: Washington - Replied: 3/25/2013
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