When Can You Hire a New Lawyer? Jason Itzler and His Last-Minute Attorney Substitution
The self-described “king of all pimps,” Jason Itzler, chose to consider going to trial rather than follow through on his four-year-minimum plea deal after doubts arose about the advice he got on his plea deal. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/09/nyregion/after-guilty-plea-jason-itzler-self-described-king-of-all-pimps-fires-lawyer.html?_r=1
Itzler a New York Times article that led him to distrust his attorney. Itzler may also have been influenced by the U.S. Supreme Court cases that allows the withdrawal of a plea deal whenever the defendant can show he received poor advice.