So, to protect the case, I am going to dress it up a bit. Say I am facing a very easy to beat case. At the prelim, Very little to no evidence. The "witness" can't give really any information that is strong, either contradicting themselves/previous statements or just stating that they don't know the answer to easy to answer questions. I have a court appointed, but to fight the case she is asking for a good chunk of change. What do I do?
I am not sure why you have to "dress up the case." Court appointed counsel cannot accept money for legal services on a case to which they were appointed. You can write the attorney a letter stating you cannot pay them (and keep a copy for your records), report them to the disciplinary board, and/or ask the Court to appoint a new attorney. Good luck.
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