Riley v. District Court

In Riley v. District Court, 181 Colo. 90, 507 P.2d 464 (1973) the supreme court ordered that new counsel be appointed to represent a defendant on a motion to withdraw a guilty plea that he had entered following a mistrial. The court concluded that the defendant's trial counsel would likely be necessary witnesses at a hearing on his motion, thus giving rise to a serious conflict of interest if they were required to give testimony adverse to their client.