May a Defendant Act As Co-Counsel ?
In Commonwealth v. Williams, 270 Pa. Super. 27, 410 A.2d 880 (Pa. Super. 1979), the Superior Court held that there is no constitutional right of a defendant who is represented by an attorney to act as co-counsel and that the decision as to whether that is to be allowed is in the sound discretion of the trial court.
The Court believe that the same holding applies in parole revocation matters inasmuch as Pennsylvania has consistently recognized a parolee's right to assistance of counsel in the revocation process. See Wright v. Pennsylvania Bd. of Probation and Parole, 743 A.2d 1004 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1999).