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Criminal – Substitute Counsel – Conflict Of Interest (access required)

Although defendant agreed to his retained counsel also representing an important prosecution witness on unrelated drug charges, the trial court nevertheless did not abuse its discretion in disqualifying the lawyer from representing defendant on charges of malicious wounding of the witness/client's friend, and defendant's convictions are affirmed. U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence indicates that trial courts must ...

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