PO Box 9475
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701
July 2, 2010
CALIFORNIA SUPERIOR COURT
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
NOTICE OF MOTION AND MARSDEN MOTION
PEOPLE v. STEPHENS Case NO: MWV903720
Defendant, SHARON STEPHENS gives NOTICE OF MOTION and files for a MARSDEN MOTION to represent herself in this case, and to dismiss court appointed attorney DAVID M. GOLDSTIEN.
A Marsden motion gets its name from the case of People v. Marsden (1970) 2 Cal.3d 118. It is a request to the court by a criminal defendant to discharge their lawyer on the basis of being incompetently or inadequately represented by counsel. People v. Barnett (1998) 17 Cal.4th 1044, 1085; People v. Mayfield (1997) 14 Cal.4th 668, 795.)
SHARON STEPHENS, defendant states that ATTORNEY DAVID M. GOLDSTIEN is not providing adequate representation to her: not returning one phone call, and not providing any counsel regarding the fact that she may be returned to prison by Riverside Probation Dept. if this case is not settled earlier than ATTORNEY GOLDSTIEN has time for. He is avoiding having contact with the defendant.
I DO DECLARE the foregoing is true under penalty of perjury of the State of California, and can and will testify to this in court.
July 2, 2010 _______________________