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Tag Archives: Post-Conviction Relief

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: Post-Conviction Relief-Effectiveness of Counsel-Prejudice

Where a defendant in a first-degree murder case argued that she received ineffective assistance of counsel in rejecting the state’s pre-trial plea offer for a 25-year sentence for second-degree murder and instead proceeding to trial, the motion court properly found ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Death Sentence-Abandonment

Where a defendant sentenced to death in a first-degree murder case challenged the denial of post-conviction relief, the defendant’s trial counsel made reasonable strategic decisions, and there was no abandonment by post-conviction counsel, so the denial of relief is affirmed ...

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