The fact that a defendant is a lawyer may be considered in evaluating the effectiveness of his waiver of right to counsel, but is not conclusive.

February 28, 2011

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110 Criminal LawThe fact that a defendant is a lawyer may be considered in evaluating the effectiveness of his waiver of right to counsel, but is not conclusive.
State v. van Aelstyn, 917 A.2d 471 (Vt. 2007)