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People v Downey, 351 Il.App.3d 1008, 815 N.E.2d 756 (2005)

Practice Area: Criminal Defense

Outcome: Case was ultimately dismissed on a speedy trial motion

Description: prosecution brought a motion before the trial court to have defense counsel removed from the case, citing an alleged conflict of interest. Defense brought an interlocutory appeal under the civil rules of practice. Case went from Appellate to state Supreme Court, which ordered the lower Appellate Court to hear the case. The Appellate court reversed the ruling of the trial court and counsel was permitted to remain on the case representing defendant.

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