NJ High Court Takes Up Choice Of Counsel Question

Law360, New York (January 30, 2013, 7:46 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to review a decision that reversed a criminal conviction because the defendant’s rights were violated when he was prevented from choosing his own counsel, queuing up an opinion that could affect criminal trial procedure statewide. 

The high court approved the petition for certification from the state of New Jersey, which won a jury conviction in 2010 against Raymond Kates of Bridgeton, N.J., for eluding and resisting arrest. The conviction was overturned in May 2012 by a state appellate...
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