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Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-36-8-2

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Sec. 2. (a) Counsel for a defendant charged with a felony or misdemeanor may withdraw from the case for any reason, including failure of the defendant to fulfill an obligation with respect to counsel's fee, at any time up to thirty (30) days before the omnibus date.

(b) However, the court shall allow counsel for the defendant to withdraw from the case at any time within thirty (30) days of, and at any time after, the omnibus date if there is a showing that:

(1) counsel for the defendant has a conflict of interest in continued representation of the defendant;

(2) other counsel has been retained or assigned to defend the case, substitution of new counsel would not cause any delay in the proceedings, and the defendant consents to or requests substitution of the new counsel;

(3) the attorney-client relationship has deteriorated to a point such that counsel cannot render effective assistance to the defendant;

(4) the defendant insists upon self representation and the defendant understands that the withdrawal of counsel will not be permitted to delay the proceedings;  or

(5) there is a manifest necessity requiring that counsel withdraw from the case.

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