SPMCrRLJ 3.1 Assignment of Counsel

(d) Assignment of Lawyer.

  • (1)(a) A determination of financial eligibility is valid for one hundred eighty (180) days, so long as the Defendant's financial circumstances have not materially changed.

(e) Withdrawal of Public Defender. Unless a Notice of Appeal has been filed, an attorney appointed at public expense shall be deemed automatically withdrawn from representation of the Defendant on any given case as follows:

  • (1) Immediately upon the entry of an order dismissing all counts associated with the case.
  • (2) For cases not assigned to a therapeutic or problem solving court docket at the time a final decision is entered by the Court on each count associated with the case, sixty (60) days following the final decision of the Court.
  • (3) All automatic withdrawals under the provisions of this rule shall be effective without any requirement that the withdrawing attorney appointed at public expense file a Notice of Intent to Withdraw with the Court.
  • (4) A "final decision" includes the Court's entry of an Order of Dismissal, judgment of "not guilty," judgment of "guilty," finding the defendant not competent to stand trial, an Order Granting Deferred Prosecution, a Stipulated Order of Continuance, or any other similar disposition.

(Adopted Jan. 2, 2009; amended effective Sept. 1, 2011; amended effective Sept. 1, 2017; amended effective Sept. 1, 2021)


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Please ensure compliance with SPMCrRLJ 8.2(d).