Q: If my attorney has dementia can she legally continue to represent me in court and during trial in a criminal case
If you have noticed this dementia, and if you believe it is affecting the quality of representation of your case, it would be up to you whether or not to bring this concern to that attorney or the Court (Judge).
The attorney, I imagine, might disagree with you or take umbrage at the allegation. If it’s a court appointed attorney, maybe you you tactfully approach their boss. Just not enough information to guide you with any confidence.
You should consult a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Best of luck!
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