March 6, 2013
- 110 Criminal Law
- 110XXXI Counsel
- 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
- 110XXXI(C)1 In General
- 110k1870 k. In General.
Although the defendant remains ever the master of his defense while the attorney’s role is that of an assistant, the right to an attorney is not a right to a mouthpiece or marionette, but rather to competent counsel who will employ her own professional expertise in effectively representing her client’s interests.
People v. Bergerud, 223 P.3d 686 (Colo. 2010)