New trial ordered over issue of attorney conflictA question out of Forsyth County about a defendant’s right to choose his own counsel seems to have flummoxed a judge, a defense attorney, a prosecutor and even the ethics counsel of the state bar. The North Carolina Court of Appeals straightened out the matter when it clarified that the defendant also had to give his consent to waive a conflict between his appointed attorney and a state’s witness.
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Published: February 15, 2013
Time posted: 4:14 pm
Tags: fair trial