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Criminal Law: §2255 Motion-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Failure to File Appeal

Defendant appealed the denial of his §2255 motion following an evidentiary hearing. On appeal, defendant argued that trial counsel was ineffective for failing to file a direct appeal and for failing to argue that defendant’s prior state drug convictions did not qualify as career-offender predicates Where the record revealed that defendant became upset at trial counsel ...

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