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2. Retained counsel

Sila Luis v. United States, USSC No. 14-419, 2016 WL 1228690 (March 30, 2016), vacating and remanding U.S. v. Luis, 564 Fed. Appx. 493 (11th Cir. 2014) (per curiam) (unpublished); Scotusblog page (including links to briefs and commentary) The question presented in this case is whether the pretrial restraint of a criminal defendant’s legitimate, untainted assets—that is… Read More

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State v. Annette Morales-Rodriguez, 2014AP1438-CR, District 1, 2/3/15 (not recommended for publication); click here for briefs A defendant must assert that she was denied her constitutional right to the counsel of her choice before trial, not after. Also, an attorney clears the “deficient performance” prong of an ineffective assistance of counsel claim where he withdraws… Read More

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State v. Anthony L. Prineas, 2009 WI App 28, PFR filed 3/6/09 Prineas: Raymond M. Dall’osto, Kathryn A. Keppel Issue/Holding: Trial court refusal to allow Prineas to substitute one retained counsel for another absent “an extraordinary reason,” where substitution would necessitate continuance of the scheduled trial over objection of the complainant and her family, upheld… Read More

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Choice of (Retained Counsel), Generally

State v. Anthony L. Prineas, 2009 WI App 28, PFR filed 3/6/09 Prineas: Raymond M. Dall’osto, Kathryn A. Keppel Issue/Holding: ¶14      In United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140 (2006), the U.S. Supreme Court explained that the right to counsel derived from the Sixth Amendment includes “the right of a defendant who does not require… Read More

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Retained Counsel, Choice of, Generally

State v. Todd E. Peterson, 2008 WI App 140 For Peterson: Ralph Sczygelski Issue/Holding: ¶7        … In United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez, 548 U.S. 140 (2006), the Supreme Court explained that the right to counsel derived from the Sixth Amendment includes “the right of a defendant who does not require appointed counsel to choose who will… Read More

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State v. Todd E. Peterson, 2008 WI App 140 For Peterson: Ralph Sczygelski Issue/Holding: A defendant has a 6th amendment-based right to retained postconviction counsel of choice: ¶9        The State correctly counters that Miller and Gonzalez-Lopez involved the right to counsel of choice at trial. Here, Peterson was postconviction, at a Machner proceeding. … ¶10     … Read More

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