Should I Get a New Lawyer?
In California, once you retain a lawyer, the trial strategy is in the hands of your attorney. You’ve retained your attorney, but you can also fire them if things really aren’t working out between the both of you.
But like in any other type of relationships, there are some things to consider, for example:
- Was a mistake really the lawyer’s fault, or is it just the situation? Are you merely frustrated by a result that couldn’t have gone any other way?
- Did the lawyer do something that was really against your best interest?
- What is the working relationship like?
- Does she keep you informed of court dates, proceedings, and educated of what’s happening in your case?
If you do change attorneys, note that the file is yours to keep, and the attorney is required to hand it over.
When you’re charged with a crime, it’s important to note that you’re entitled to a competent lawyer. If your case has reached its conclusion, and you believe your lawyer took some serious and terrible missteps in your case, it’s possible to get relief by making an Ineffective Assistance of Counsel claim.