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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance -Parole Eligibility (access required)

A drug defendant who alleges he received constitutionally ineffective assistance of counsel because he was not advised that he would be ineligible for parole if he pleaded guilty has not stated a claim for federal habeas relief, even if the 4th Circuit has indicated such an omission reflects deficient performance by trial counsel. A magistrate judge ...