September 6, 2012
Hard To Get Along With Defendant Forfeited Right To Counsel
A criminal defendant forfeited his right to appointed counsel when he screamed "You're an idiot" at one of his attorneys at a court proceeding and "then managed to drive off his next attorney by engaging in behavior the [judge] deemed 'abusive,' " according to a decision of the Delaware Supreme Court.
The criminal charges involved the defendant's threat to "stick a pickax" in his neighbor.
The trial court found that the defendant had "engaged in sufficiently egregious activity to forfeit his Sixth Amendment right to counsel." (Mike Frisch)
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At least he didn't stick a pencil in the lawyer's neck. Of course the pickax charge makes you wonder what's next.
Posted by: Rick Underwood | Sep 14, 2012 5:32:18 AM