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Criminal Law: Effectiveness of Counsel-Plea Negotiations

Where a defendant moved to vacate his sentence, arguing that he received ineffective assistance of counsel during plea negotiations before trial, the sentence is vacated and remanded because the record supported the defendant’s claim that his attorney’s advice was not professionally reasonable, and the record was not developed on the issue of prejudice. Vacated; remanded. Mayfield v. ...

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