Knight's new attorney is Thomas Mesereau, who successfully defended Michael Jackson against molestation allegations.
Mesereau appeared in court with the Death Row Records co-founder Friday morning. He asked to delay a motion to dismiss filed by Knight's previous attorney.
Knight missed a court hearing earlier this week after telling deputies he was too sick to go to court.
Los Angeles Superior Court Ronald Coen said Friday he signed a permanent order allowing deputies to physically bring Knight to court if necessary.
Mesereau says he's concerned about Knight's treatment in jail.