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Name: People v. Wrentmore
Case #: G043770
Opinion Date: 05/20/2011
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 4 DCA
Division: 3
Citation: 196 Cal.App.4th 921

An invocation of the right to self-representation for a defendant, facing extension of commitment as a mentally disordered offender is based on a statutory right, and an error in allowing the defendant to waive counsel and represent himself is subject to review for abuse of discretion. As there was not a reasonable probability of a more favorable result such that even if there was some error in the waiver of counsel, any error here was harmless.