Choice Of Counsel Irrelevant In Conviction, Top NJ Court Hears

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT) -- New Jersey prosecutors last week urged the state’s Supreme Court to reinstate a criminal conviction that was overturned because the defendant was denied a continuance to find a new attorney — a moot point, because the defendant ended up with his preferred counsel, they argue.

In a brief filed July 3, Deputy Attorney General Teresa A. Blair asked the high court to restore a criminal conviction against Raymond Kates, who was convicted of eluding and resisting arrest by a jury in 2010. Kates got his conviction...
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