There is a serious criminal case filed against me. It is a very serious one (don't want to share details because of public nature of this forum). I am innocent in the matter that I have been accused of and have documentary evidences all in my favor.
Now I have another serious problem. This being a (crooked) lawyer I had hired. He keeps filing petitions because he has my power of attorney , and keeps asking me for money on each petition filed. He is hands in glove with the other party, needless to say. When I threaten him with termination as my lawyer, he indirectly threatens me with damage in the ongoing case. My question is, can he damage me in any form? And secondly, if I refuse to pay him for his petitions, can he take me to court for non-payment ? What do I do ? As such the matter I am involved in is a very serious one. It is like being caught between the devil and the deep sea. Dear members, please suggest.