You need an attorney, we can't tell you what to do on this forum...you need an analysis of your whole case. If you can't afford an attorney, you do need a public defender. Many of them are excellent and dedicated attorneys. Other's are overworked, stressed and underpaid. However, if you haven't gone to trial yet, then he is hardly trying to make you plead out, he is probably trying to find something to help you - otherwise he would have rushed you to a plea to get the case off his docket.
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I suggest that you seek an appointment with private counsel. Most offer a free consultation. one of your questions would be how do you fire your attorne and what is the basis.
Firing your attorney does not require you to hire counsel if you cnnot afford one. (Gideon v. Wainright, US Supreme court decisiion says otherwise) Supreme court opinions also hold that you are entitled to competent counsel.
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Who gave you an appointed lawyer? The government did. The same government that's trying to convict you. Hire a private attorney. If you think you can't afford it, multiply a minimum wage job times 30 years and think about what your freedom is worth.
There is no confidentiality online. Volunteering to answer this question does not create an attorney-client relationship. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The likelihood of a positive outcome- exoneration or a mitigated sentence- is increased with the help of an experienced criminal litigator. Seek out an experienced criminal litigator for a free consultation. If you cannot find one on Avvo, search at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org) Speak to several attorneys and hire the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable. NACDL local members: http://tinyurl.com/8ru8wtv
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