You need to hire a private attorney to fight for you.
John S. Riordan, Esq., RIORDAN & HERMAN, PL., West Palm Beach, FL, (561) 650-8291. Mr. Riordan is a former Palm Beach County Prosecutor and an experienced criminal defense lawyer handling cases in both State and Federal Courts throughout Florida. The answer provided is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship. You should consult an attorney for legal advice regarding the facts of your specific case and designed to help you with your personal needs.
Your option is to either hire a private attorney or request a new court appointed lawyer. You'd have to lay out the information to the court as to why you feel your lawyer's performance is deficient and how he is prejudicing the defense of your case. Just because you don't necessarily agree with your lawyer's actions, the court will not give you a new lawyer. If your lawyer has failed to do what you have asked, or waived speedy trial when you specifically told him not to, or otherwise failed to properly investigate the witnesses and prepare a defense, you may be able to get other counsel. Good Luck.
You are free to hire a private attorney.
Seek out an experienced criminal litigator for a free consultation. A good place to start is by going to the website for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org) Clicking on this link will take you to the part of their site that links you to a map of the US where you can click on your jurisdiction to find an affiliate local organization. There is also a link to find members of NACDL near you. Meet several that offer free consultation. Hire one that you feel comfortable with and you can afford. There is no confidentiality online.
NACDL Local affiliates: https://www.nacdl.org/About.aspx?id=20400
NACDL local members: https://www.nacdl.org/impak/cms/members_online/members/findalawyer.asp
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