Can a Criminal Defendant Request New Counsel Anytime?

The Sixth Amendment right to counsel of in a criminal case (but not always at the expense of the government) is often seen as a sacred right and regarded by judges as something to never refuse. However, there are limits. For example, a criminal defendant cannot demand a change of counsel solely for purposes of delaying trial or for some other ulterior purpose. To read a short summary of a case wherein a judge refused the right to new counsel, click on the following link.


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