My boyfriend has a public defender that he doesn't feel is helping him. Can he ask for another one? We tried and the woman at the public defender's office said that "they didn't do that" and that he had the best one they have. But legally, can he request a different one?
While your boyfriend has a right to counsel, he does not necessarily have a right as to who will provide him such counsel. He can certainly request a different public defender, but he does not have to be provided one unless there is a showing of cause.
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