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People v. Brown, No. B211558

In a prosecution of defendant for possession of a firearm by a felon and drug related crimes, defendant's appeal based on a claim that he was denied his right to bring a motion to withdraw his plea when his retained counsel announced he was unable to make the motion due to a conflict and the trial court refused to appoint new counsel for purposes of the motion is dismissed as defendant failed to obtain a certificate of probable cause as required by Penal Code section 1237.5. 

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Appellate Information

Filed January 26, 2010


Opinion by Judge Epstein

For Appellant:   Richard L. Fitzer

For Appellee:   Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Pamela C. Hamanaka, Assistant Attorney General, Stephanie C. Brenan and Kathy S. Pomerantz, Deputy Attorneys General