State v. Harris (1968)

In State v. Harris, 5 Conn. Cir. 313, 250 A.2d 719 (1968), the defendant applied for a public defender and, in doing so, attested, under oath, to his indigence. Id., 313-14. The court granted the request and appointed a public defender. After Harris was convicted, the state moved to discharge the public defender, and the court granted the motion without holding a hearing. On appeal, the trial court's action was held to be improper. Id., 315-16.