Can you still hire a lawyer for a DUI case after being apointed a public defender? 2 Answers as of March 11, 2011

I got a DUI on 1/01/11. I had court on 2/07/11 and was given time to find a lawyer, which at the time couldn't afford. On 3/07/11 i had court again and met with the public defender. I go back on 4/15/11. Do I still have the option to hire a lawyer?

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Timothy J. Thill P.C.
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You certainly have the right to change lawyers at any time prior to trial in this type of case. You may dismiss the public defender. If interested, contact me if your case up in the greater Chicagoland metro area.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 3/11/2011
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