Douglas v. California Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“Defendants William Douglas and Bennie Will Meyes were tried in a California state court on numerous felony charges of robbery and assault. A single public defender was appointed to represent them. At the commencement of the trial, the public defender filed a motion for a continuance, but the motion was denied. Thereafter, defendants dismissed the public defender and renewed their motions for separate counsel and for a continuance. These motions were also denied