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Tag Archives: Prejudice

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: Voir Dire-Prejudice

Where a defendant in an unlawful-use-of-a-weapon case challenged his conviction, the trial court erred by allowing the state during voir dire to present the facts of the case in explicit detail and by allowing the state to ask bias-injecting questions, ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Prejudice

  Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery pursuant in exchange for a suspended sentence and supervised probation. When defendant failed to complete a court-ordered detention sentence program after he violated probation, the court imposed the original sentence. Defendant ...

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