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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Shackled Defendant-Effectiveness of Counsel

Where a defendant argued that the trial court erred in denying her motion for post-conviction relief after an evidentiary hearing due to her appearance at trial shackled in an ankle bracelet, the defendant did not present any testimony or evidence ...

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Criminal Law: DWI-Consensual Encounter-Reasonable Suspicion

Where a defendant, who was convicted of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, challenged the trial court’s refusal to suppress evidence and statements, the initial contact between the defendant and the arresting officer was consensual, which developed into a reasonable suspicion of ...

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Criminal Law: Traffic Stop Extension-Reasonable Suspicion-Vehicle Undercarriage

Where a defendant moved to suppress methamphetamine evidence seized from his vehicle’s undercarriage during a traffic stop, a combination of facts including confusion as to who owned the vehicle, the defendant and adult passenger’s supplying different names, an explanation that ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Appeal Waiver

Where a defendant challenged the sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to a drug offense, the plea agreement included an appeal waiver that was valid, enforceable and applicable to the issues raised in the appeal. Appeal is dismissed. U.S. v. ...

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