Docket No. S029820.

6 Cal.4th 684 (1993)

863 P.2d 192

25 Cal. Rptr.2d 122

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. MICHAEL DESHAWN SMITH, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

December 16, 1993.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case


Verna R. Landis, under appointment by the Supreme Court, for Defendant and Appellant.

Daniel E. Lungren, Attorney General, George Williamson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Robert R. Anderson and Gregory W. Baugher, Assistant Attorneys General, Robert E. Venturi, Maureen A. Daly and George M. Hendrickson, Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.



A defendant pleads guilty to felony charges pursuant to a plea bargain. Prior to sentencing, he seeks to withdraw the plea, and claims his court-appointed attorney provided ineffective assistance. Under what circumstances must the trial court substitute new counsel in place of the first attorney for future representation, including investigating and, if appropriate, presenting...

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