DCR 3.305 Withdrawal of Retained Counsel in Criminal Cases

In all criminal cases where counsel has been retained, no motion for leave to withdraw as counsel will be granted following arraignment in the District Court unless another counsel has entered an appearance or extraordinary circumstances are shown.

A motion to withdraw also may be granted upon resolution of the case or filing of a diversion.

Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 117 (PDF), counsel must serve the motion for withdrawal on the client and on opposing counsel prior to the court considering the motion for withdrawal.

Revised: August 17, 2016