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Criminal – Habeas – Plea Withdrawal – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

A woman serving federal time on firearms and false statement convictions wins an evidentiary hearing from a Big Stone Gap U.S. District Court on her post-conviction claim that her lawyer was constitutionally ineffective when he advised her to withdraw her guilty plea and receive a new trial on all counts, when in fact she was ...