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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 ...

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Criminal Law: Kidnapping-§2255 Motion-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Petitioner was convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to imprisonment for 36 months. Plaintiff filed the present §2255 motion, claiming ineffective assistance of counsel based on trial counsel’s alleged failure to impeach the accuser’s credibility. The district court denied petitioner’s ...

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