Through a deputy DA's plea deal, a woman (also a co-defendant) gave witness testimony against me resulting in a guilty verdict. Is now being represented by my then attorney?
Speak with your attorney about this. It may not be a conflict of interest at all. Why is this any of your business if your case has concluded? You took a plea--admitted guilt. Game over. Unless the attorney is representing her in the SAME matter, no problem.
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It really depends if she had privileged information from you and whether it is the same case or not. Not enough in your post to tell for certain.
A conflict of interest occurs when an attorney gains confidential information by representing one client, and then represents another client adverse to the prior client where the confidential information is relevant. If this attorney represented you in the past on a particular matter, and now, down the line, is representing a witness that had been adverse to you in that prior proceeding but on a different matter altogether where your confidential information is not going to be used or revealed, that attorney is free to take on that person as a client.
If, however, the attorney is representing this new client and there is a relation to the old case in which you were convicted such that his knowledge of your confidential information suggests impropriety, then there might be a conflict of interest.
Good luck to you.
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Doesn't sound like a conflict of interest since your case is over. If the attorney was representing you and this witness at the SAME TIME while your case was active, that would likely be a conflict. But the way you describe it, it sounds like the representation is taking place consecutively, and did not take place concurrently.
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