State of Ohio v. Basim Barnes, Case No. 2018-1389
Eighth District Court of Appeals (Cuyahoga County)
- In a criminal trial, does the denial of an attorney's motion to withdraw based on an alleged conflict of interest constitute a final appealable order, which would place the trial proceeding on hold until an appeals court rules on the withdrawal motion?
- When an appointed attorney seeks to withdraw representation from an indigent client, can a trial court deny the motion if there is no specific showing that continued representation would violate the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct?