Accused by ex & 2 witnesses, neighbor friend & 1 of our 2 kids. I have 2 R.O's; the other is from family which prevents me to interact with kids. Other kid & ex’s roommate never went along with her story. She's called me about 2 months ago. I thought it was emergency about kids. Instead found out that it was her neighbor's idea to lie and she went along with her. Witness is now refusing to cooperate with investigators in case against me. Police told me due to this witness, they had to take me in otherwise it would have been my word against ex & they probably would have let me go. DA has offered to lower 422 to 415, DNA submission & restitutions. I of course refused. I am not happy with my public defender. I feel she’s more interested in protecting police/DA. What's my recourse?Yes, 422 was filed as misdemeanor with 15k bond. I have pondered for months over potentials of any plea bargains and voted against them for several reasons. 1.The truth, 2.Moral values conveyed to kids from litigations, 3.Lift the burden of child pressure & abuse & 4.Hopefully, convince perpetrator to stop these plots. I am buckled down for trial & just want to max chances for success. I am very detail-oriented and just need a lawyer on my side. Resources are of course limited right now.