State v. Warren, 244 N.C. App. 134 (Nov. 17, 2015)

(1) Because the defendant had ample time to investigate, prepare, and present his defense and had failed to show that he received ineffective assistance of counsel by the trial court’s denial of his motion to continue, the trial court did not err by denying defense counsel’s motion to withdraw on this ground. (2) With respect to the defendant’s assertion that the trial court’s denial of the motion to withdraw resulted in him receiving ineffective assistance of counsel in other respects, the court found the record insufficient address the ineffectiveness issues and dismissed these grounds without prejudice to the defendant’s right to assert them in a motion for appropriate relief.