In Indiana, if you have signed a plea deal with public defender, is it possible to hire a lawyer and enter a new deal?

Someone close to me is currently awaiting sentencing in Indiana on drug charges. Originally the charges were a level 5 felony and 4 misdemeanors. She is using a public defender. She was offered a plea deal of -level 6 felony and 3 misdemeanors- which in terms she understood means 1.5 to 3.5 years incarceration... show more Someone close to me is currently awaiting sentencing in Indiana on drug charges. Originally the charges were a level 5 felony and 4 misdemeanors. She is using a public defender. She was offered a plea deal of -level 6 felony and 3 misdemeanors- which in terms she understood means 1.5 to 3.5 years incarceration instead of a possible 7 years. Basically any questions she asks her public defender are met with him rolling his eyes and scolding her for asking questions and not being grateful for the offer so she signed it. She is an army vet on disability and has no previous record at all. The charges are being faced 3 hours from where she lives. She was told that it wasn't a good idea to have it transfered to Veterans Court (which is only 20 minutes from where she lives). Any advice or similar experiences would be appreciated.
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