The defense attorney for DUI suspect Tony Denunzio wants Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley to prosecute the case personally.
Last week, Dudley announced she will re-try Denunzio for driving under the influence.
The first trial ended in a hung jury.
The case was covered by local media because of allegations of police brutality during the arrest. Denunzio's attorney, Darryl Genis released a statement that reads in part:
"Perhaps you will personally handle the re-trial of people vs. Denunzio. As the Hallmark slogan goes: "when you care enough to send the very best... do you care enough to send your very best?"
Dudley has not responded to the statement.