You shouldn't be worried about whether the DA's office will be confused. You are entitled to have counsel of your choice and should be satisfied with the attorney's work.
The above is a general answer but should not be considered specific legal advice for your case. It is in your best interest to contact a qualified attorney to discuss the particular facts of your individual situation.
It should not make any difference to the prosecutor's office if you choose to use "attorney 1" for your appeal. Note that Judge's do not like to see defendants swapping attorneys for the sole reason of causing delay in the case. You should research an attorney and be comfortable with him/her before retaining him/her for your case.
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Whether or not the DA's office is confused is not your concern. Your concern is rightfully what is best for you and your appeal. If you feel your original attorney is better, then you should not worry if it harms the DA's case against you.
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It is the best defense to cause confusion sometimes but no the DA won't care who your lawyer is.
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I agree that you are entitled to be represented by any lawyer of your choosing that you can afford. Your attorneys should be able to ensure that there is no confusion on the part of the court or opposing counsel regarding the identity of counsel of record at any given point in time. In Florida, we use filings such as a notice of appearance, motion to withdraw as counsel, joint stipulation for substitution of counsel, etc. One or both attorneys should be familiar with local practice and can make sure that the record in your appeal is kept straight. This is for your own benefit, not the State's.
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