Hankins v. State

Defendant was charged with burglary and attempted sexual assault. After the attorney Defendant engaged to represent him was severely injured in a motorcycle accident and was unable to continue representing Defendant, the district court allowed Defendant one day to make his choice of a new attorney. After a trial, Defendant was convicted on both counts. Defendant appealed, contending that the district court infringed on his constitutional right to be represented by counsel of his choice by imposing a one-day deadline for choosing new counsel. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding that the district court did not deprive Defendant of a fair opportunity to secure counsel of his own choice. View "Hankins v. State" on Justia Law