In my legal situation described here, I called the public defender several times ahead of the first pretrial meeting requesting to meet with him and let him know the truth, the broader case (the person I sent some strong texts to endangered my life horribly and multiple times, immense loss in my life). The public defender declined to meet several times and told me he only get's the discovery evidence a day or two in advance. He was already assigned to me for a month.
I had met with the prosecutor myself, before a public defender was assigned, trying to tell him the truth, but he refused to hear, even to take a 50 page document where I described all the harm this woman had done not only to me but to 5 other men (she's a sociopath and member of a cult, horribly deceiving people). You'd think he'd at least take it to use it against me. He said I have to pursue those criminal and civil issues separately from this case. THE SALIENT POINT FOR THIS QUESTION IS HE HAD THE DISCOVERY 1-2 MONTHS AHEAD OF TIME, NOTHING GOING TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.
It turns out my public defender only got the discovery evidence the morning of the 1st pretrial, my court meeting at 1:30pm. And when I met with him at pre-trial, 1:30pm, he immediately intimidated me twice on first meeting -- with the discovery in his hand, he starting by saying "these texts are despicable", and then to my reply "you have no idea what this woman did", and he replying "still, these texts are despicable." At that point I consciously or unconsciously realized this man would not help me, and "folded" and accepted one of the charges (no contests) -- charges very similar almost the same -- it appears prosecutors like to give you 2 charges so they can get you to accept one, and bypass the longer trial/judicial system.
The public defender says he regularly only gets discovery a day or two in advance, and in my case as I stated, only the morning of. Is this court misconduct?
Wondering how these public defenders are paid/incentivized, I asked the court multiples times to tell me how they pay their public defenders, and they refused to reply/comment. But it seems very "fishy" to me, like the prosecutor(s) have a racquet going with the public defenders -- this is a large court, the Phoenix Municipal Court.
The public defender has 3 terrible reviews, is a debt collection attorney primarily, and I think he uses the discovery information "just fine", to knock the legs out from under those he is supposed to defend.