What Is a Marsden Motion? What Happens If It Is Granted?

You may have been in court and heard a defendant advise the judge that he wants a Marsden hearing. The usual response from a judge is a patient, polite, “very well, sir (or ma’am),” but with a tone of exasperation.  What is a Marsden motion?  If granted, does the defendant get to choose his next public defender?  What happens next?  To find out answers to all these questions, click on the following link.


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