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Whether the Trial Court’s Failure to Appoint Substitute Counsel Deprived Defendant of the Effective Assistance of Counsel

Case Name: People v. Carter (2022) 86 Cal.App.5th 739, review granted 3/1/2023
Case #: S278262/C094949
Last Updated: March 1, 2023

Did the trial court deprive defendant of effective assistance of counsel by failing to appoint substitute counsel to evaluate and potentially argue defendant’s pro. per. motion to dismiss after appointed counsel refused to consider the motion based on an asserted conflict in arguing her own ineffective assistance of counsel?

 

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