George Zimmerman Drops Public Defender, Hires Miami Lawyer
Less than a week after he requested to be declared indigent, citing millions in debts, George Zimmerman swapped his public defender in his domestic violence case for a private attorney, his former lawyer confirmed.
Zimmerman was represented by the 18th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office during a court appearance on Tuesday, the day after his domestic violence arrest. He was granted $9,000 bail and bonded out that day.
However, Zimmerman has now elected to drop the Public Defender’s Office and hire a south Florida private criminal defense attorney, Jayne Weintraub, to represent him, said his former public defender, Jeff Dowdy.