Public defender will not return calls

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Country: United States of America
State: Minnesota

My boyfriend was arrested in October for possession of controlled substances and firearms. He is looking at serious time. He was appointed a public defender. The public defender has not returned any phone calls to us for the last 2 months. His first court date is January 19th. What can you do when your lawyer won't work with you to defend you?

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You may have to be very persistent with the PD--call every day twice, or if all else fails hire private counsel--this unfortunately often happens...