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P. v. Lucero, 067000

Affirming the trail court's denial of a motion for a new trial in the case of a serially absent defendant who had secured an opportunity to have his motion heard due to the ineffective assistance of counsel upon the motion's first presentation, but when he failed to appear for the new hearing, represented by the same lawyer as previously, the court held that the lawyer's previous ineffective assistance afforded sufficient grounds for the appointment of a new lawyer, but that the trial court needn't do so unless and until the defendant requested.

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  • Argued
  • Submitted
  • Decided
  • Published 2017/12/14




  • California Court of Appeal


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