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Can I fire my attorney if he is not actually helping me with my case?

I want to fire my lawyer. He does not call me. He never went over my case with me. I asked for paper work that I never got. He is not defending me. I'm scared to go to court dump trucking me.


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    Aric Cramer | Cramer Cramer LLC
    249 E. Tabernacle
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-1565
    You have the right to obtain any attorney you want to retain. However, if you are indigent and have been appointed a lawyer, you do not have the right to pick someone you like. I would ask the attorney for an appointment and express to him your concerns.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 12/10/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    What is dump trucking you mean?
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 12/7/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    You can replace your retained lawyer any time for any reason but e is entitled to keep the earned portion of the retainer. If he is assigned you can ask the judge for a new lawyer if you have a good reason.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 12/5/2013
    Matthew R. Schutz | MatthewR. Schutz, Esq
    P.O.Box 325
    Three Bridges, NJ 08887
    (908) 391-5399
    If you are unhappy with your counsel, you fire him and hire new counsel.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey - Replied: 12/4/2013
    Charles M. Schiff | Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    925 South First Street
    St Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 259-0699
    You always have the right to hire an attorney of your choice. This includes the right to fire a privately retained attorney. If you applied for a public defender, the court likely appointed the Public Defender's office rather than a specific attorney. It is then up to the Public Defender's Office to decide whether they will honor a request for another attorney within that office. If you fire the Public Defender you are on your own unless you hire a private attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 12/4/2013
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