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Victim’s civil counsel had conflict as private prosecutor (access required)

The trial court erred by allowing an attorney to serve as a private prosecutor in appellant’s criminal assault trial while simultaneously representing the complaining witness in a civil matter involving appellant. The simultaneous representation was a conflict of interest that violated appellant’s due process rights. Appellant’s assault and battery conviction is reversed. Overview Appellant Price was accused of ...