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Criminal Law: Domestic Assault-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Advising Not to Testify in Own Defense

  Defendant was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and third-degree domestic assault after he assaulted his paramour at her home during a period of several days. On appeal, defendant argued that counsel was ineffective for advising him not to testify in his own defense, asserting that his testimony could provide evidence for a self-defense ...

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