UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
January 5, 2009
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PLAINTIFF,
CESAR QUINTERO-FELIX; JASMIN RUIZ; ARMANDO SANCHEZ; FELIX JAUREGUI; GENARO LUNA; JAMES LAWRENCE HONEYCUTT; JESUS AVILA-AVILA; ERIC BROOKS; AND AID LUANGRATH, JR., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Garland E. Burrell, Jr. United States District Judge
On December 19, 2008, Defendant Aid Luangrath, Jr., filed a letter in which he seeks to be released from custody. However, defendant is represented by counsel and "does not have an absolute right to both self-representation and the assistance of counsel."
United States v. Halbert,640 F.2d 1000,1009 (9th Cir. 1981). "Whether to allow hybrid representation [is] within the . . . discretion of the trial judge." Id. Since defendant is represented by counsel, his request to represent himself on the matter contained in his referenced letter is denied; and, the request in that letter is also denied.
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