If the attorney got a settlement offer for policy limits and, after you fire him he will put a lien on your settlement and if you settle for policy limits he will argue he is entitled to his entire fee because his good offices secured an offer for the entire settlement amount.
You should apply before arraignment. You cannot apply at court.
The judge will impose a bond for DUI 1st at your arraignment. A lawyer with experience with that judge can advise how much bond to expect. It should not be high given your lack of criminal history.
Unfortunately Miranda warnings will have no bearing on your DUI case. This is a common misconception and your lawyer can explain why.
The defense lawyer may request a bond to release the defendant during his appeal of a second degree murder conviction, but the amount will be much higher than before trial. He has lost his presumption of innocence now that all 12 jurors rejected his self defense claim and convicted him beyond a reasonable doubt.
If the written jury instructions were not included in the record proper on appeal, the parties will need to supplement the record especially if there are any jury instruction issues...
Polygraphs ARE admissible in New Mexico and Massachusetts. Your public defender is right. If you pass, he provides a copy to prosecutor and pushes for a dismissal. If you flunk, he tosses the results in the trash. Either you are not being honest with your lawyer or you are not trusting him. To be effective your lawyer needs both.
Not sure why you have listed this as a federal crime. Burglary is not usually prosecuted in Federal court unless you are registered as a Native American and the crimes took place on tribal lands. It can take sometime for your case to be indicted and once it is, you will be released from jail pending trial only if you have a clean record without missing court dates. It is difficult to estimate whether you will serve 24 months in federal prison, more or less, depending on several factors...