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Criminal Law: Motion to Vacate Sentence- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel- Failure to Advise of Consequences of Testifying

Plaintiff, convicted of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, appealed the denial of his motion to vacate his sentence, based on his counsel's alleged ineffectiveness. Where the oath he swore before he testified at pre-trial release hearing already made clear that he was obligated to tell the truth, counsel was not ineffective for failing to advise ...

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