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Abandonment Inquiry

Nov 13, 2018

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Abandonment Inquiry-Statement In Lieu Of Motion

Where a defendant challenged the denial of an abandonment inquiry after his appointed counsel filed a statement in lieu of an amended motion, the filing of a timely statement in lieu of an amended motion does not necessitate an abandonment inquiry, and even though the motion court erred in considering the merits of the pro […]

Jul 20, 2016

Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief- Timeliness- Abandonment Inquiry

Where a defendant timely filed a motion for post-conviction relief and then an assistant public defender entered her appearance and asked for an extension of time to file an amended motion that was never expressly ruled upon by the motion court, the trial court erred in failing to address the issue of abandonment because the […]

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