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Direct Appeal

Apr 29, 2019

Criminal Law: Conflict Of Interest-Direct Appeal

Where a defendant found guilty of charges including first-degree murder claimed that the trial court should have disqualified his trial counsel due to an apparent conflict of interest, the facts of the alleged potential conflict were not sufficient to invoke the court’s duty to inquire, and the defendant’s challenge was not cognizable on direct appeal. […]

Dec 10, 2018

Criminal Law: Direct Appeal-Supreme Court Transfer

Where a three-judge panel of the appellate court decided a case on direct appeal, rather than on a writ of mandamus filed by the state while the appeal was pending after an order from the Missouri Supreme Court re-transferring the case, the appeal is dismissed under State ex rel. Fite v. Johnson. Appeal dismissed. State […]

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