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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel- Erroneous Advice about Maximum Sentence

Defendant appealed the denial of his motion for post-conviction relief, which alleged his plea counsel was ineffective for advising defendant he faced a 30-year sentence when defendant could only have been incarcerated for 16 years. Defendant argued that but for ...

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Criminal Law: Assault of Probation Officer -Competency -Commitment to Hospitalization

Where defendant’s mental health professionals and his independent psychological examiner unanimously agreed that defendant lacked insight into his mental condition, was noncompliant with medication, displayed paranoid and delusional behavior, and engaged in behaviors that led to his criminal charges, commitment ...

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