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PEOPLE v. PIGAGE, g029933

Conviction for drug-related offenses is affirmed where 1) the court properly denied two motions to continue, 2) defendant's Sixth Amendment right to retain counsel of his choice was not violated, 3) the court did not err by continuing the trial despite defendant's absence, and 4) prosecutorial misconduct did not amount to a denial of due process.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/30/2003
  • Published 10/30/2003



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  •  Joanna McKim, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.,  Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gary W. Schons, Assistant Attorney General, Lilia E. Garcia and Douglas P. Danzig, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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