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Criminal – Ineffective Assistance – Appeal Consultation Right – Sentence Enhancement (access required)

A lawyer for a defendant charged with cocaine and firearm offenses failed to consult with defendant about the pros and cons of a straight plea or an appeal of a sentencing enhancement for prior convictions, but only predicted an appeal likely would fail, and the Abingdon U.S. District Court grants defendant’s § 2255 motion to ...

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