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§ 2-103. Court-appointed counsel in criminal cases.

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   (A) Representation on Appeal. Counsel appointed in district court to represent a defendant in a criminal case other than a postconviction action shall, upon request by the defendant after judgment, file a notice of appeal and continue to represent the defendant unless permitted to withdraw by this court.

   (B) Motion to Withdraw. A motion of court‑appointed counsel for permission to withdraw shall state the reason for the request, and shall be served upon opposing counsel by regular mail and on the defendant by certified mail to the defendant’s last‑known address. An original and one copy of the motion and proof of service shall be filed with the Supreme Court Clerk.

Rule 3(B) amended February 22, 2001. Renumbered and codified as § 2-103, effective July 18, 2008.

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