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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness of Counsel-Lesser Offenses

Where a defendant in a drug-trafficking case argued that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to request lesser-included offense instructions and for not calling a particular witness, the instructing-down principles were not previously so clear and obvious that counsel’s performance was objectively unreasonable, and the decision not to call a witness as a matter ...

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