Little River v. Zajicek

CT Appellate Division

54 Conn. App. 1 (1999)

Jun 29 1999

 

The Connecticut Appellate Court rejected Defendant’s argument that by refusing to grant a continuance, the trial court effectively deprived him of his right to legal representation. The Appellate Court held that because the attorney filed an appearance knowing that he did not have trial counsel available – since he had to be at another trial and his law partner had a family obligation – the trial court’s refusal to grant a continuance was not error. The Appellate Court maintained that the attorney was ‘seeking to transform [a] failed gamble into abuse of discretion by the trial court’.

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