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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – DUI Charges – W.Va. Recidivist Law (access required)

Although the state trial court told defendant the most he could get for two DUI-related charges was six years, the court’s life-imprisonment sentence under West Virginia’s recidivist proceedings, after defendant pleaded guilty to the DUI charges, did not warrant habeas relief, the 4th Circuit says. David Appleby petitioned for habeas relief, arguing that his guilty plea ...

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