Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Search for legal issues
For help near (city, ZIP code or county)
Please enter a legal issue and/or a location

US v. Turner, No. 08-2350

Article Placeholder Image
By FindLaw Staff on February 03, 2010 7:48 AM

District court's disqualification of defendant's retained counsel from representing him in a prosecution for conspiracy to distribute cocaine because the attorney was also representing an alleged co-conspirator in sentencing proceedings is reversed and remanded for retrial as the district court's disqualification order violated defendant's Sixth Amendment right to choose his own counsel, and, under Gonzalez-Lopez, this constitutional violation is a structural error not subject to review for harmlessness.     

Read US v. Turner, No. 08-2350

Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Decided February 2, 2010

Judges

Before: Easterbrook. Chief Judge, and Sykes, and Kendall, District Judge

Opinion by Circuit Judge  Sykes

Find a Lawyer

More Options