What does it mean if a motion for leave to withdraw is granted?
My nephew was battered, and the assailant was arrested and charged with battery. Now I see in the docket that his attorney has filed a motion for leave to withdraw which was granted by the court. Does this mean that the court feels the case is without merit?
Motion for leave to withdraw means the attorney wants to withdraw as attorney of record in the case. This has nothing to do with the merits of the case. An attorney can withdraw from representing a client for numerous reasons such as failure of the client to pay or comply with the terms of the retainer agreement, conflict of interest, etc.
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