I recently hired an attorney from another county to take my case. Now I'm been told I should have gotten someone from my county instead, I feel he won't do a good job because he doesn't know the judge and DA like the defendants lawyers does? Should I get another lawyer from my county or should I keep the lawyer I have now?
No one could possibly know , that's like saying should I keep the car I have or get a new one. Express your concerns to your existing attorney, if you are unsatisfied with the answers you are free to get a new one.
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That's entirely up to you. You need to retain an attorney that you are comfortable with. There are pros and cons to retaining local attorneys just like there are pros and cons to retaining out of county attorneys.
I would always go with a local attorney unless the local options are not very well versed in the law. You should use Avvo to see the experience of your current attorney versus other local attorneys. Best of luck!
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