|CALENDAR STATUS: Active|
|State of Oregon v. Richard Larry Lacey|
|Redmond High School|
|Lauren P. Robertson on behalf of State of Oregon|
Eric R. Johansen on behalf of Richard Larry Lacey
Statement of Issues:
| The State of Oregon has been granted review of a divided Court of Appeals decision that reversed and remanded the drug-related convictions of defendant, Richard Larry Lacey, based on the court's conclusion that the trial court had erred in continuing defendant's trial in his absence after he had been removed from the courtroom for misconduct and was unrepresented by counsel.|
On review, the issue is:
May a trial court continue a trial in a defendant's absence without appointing counsel to represent him, if the defendant represented himself at trial, repeatedly engaged in misconduct, and was warned by the trial court that he would be removed from the courtroom if he persisted and that the trial would continue in his absence, but the defendant continued to engage in misconduct?
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