A contract clause gives the client the final say on all actions that affect the rights of the client with the case.

The Defense attorney submitted a motion to continue a trial against the verbal and written directive of the accused / client not to continue the case.

The motion tolls time and affects the clients right to speedy trial.

Short from filling a complaint and firing the attorney, then rolling the dice on a new attorney, what can be done about it?

There are ethical questions, but the more important question involves understanding what a client can do to encourage an attorney to properly represent their case in an effective way.

The is a heavy question, so please only advise if you know rules, ORC code, or ethics guidelines that need considered.

Thanks for the consideration.