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Asked on: 9/27/09, 3:22 pm

Can I get a substitution of attorney form for a criminal contempt of court order if the case has already been presented to a DA and Judge?

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Answered on: 9/27/09, 3:47 pm by Robert Marshall

I don't quite understand your question.

Substitution of attorneys means changing lawyers. You are generally entitled to hire any lawyer you choose, as long as it won't unreasonably interfere with the progress of the case.

Your new lawyer should take care of this; if you are firing your old lawyer to represent yourself, he or she is still your attorney of record until relieved by the court and should be happy to assist you to get off the case.

I would be wary of any attorney who does not know how to handle this very basic legal task.


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