Frustrated with attorney's lack of communication and help?
2 attorney answers
Your friend would appear well advised to hire new counsel to represent her in this
long pending criminal case involving "serious charges", and, furthermore, might well consider
filing a complaint with the DC Bar against her current attorney who apparently has little regard for the importance of prompt and diligent communication with a client.
Your friend has the absolute right to discharge her attorney and retain new counsel. It sounds like that is what should happen given the seriousness of the situation.