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Criminal – Right To Counsel – Pro Se Representation (access required)

A defendant's cocaine distribution conviction is reversed because the trial court, in denying defendant's request to defend himself pro se, applied the wrong standard by finding defendant competent to stand trial, but not competent to represent himself. The trial court appointed counsel to represent defendant. Lawyer after lawyer found it nearly impossible to represent defendant. In ...

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