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Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance (access required)

Although petitioner’s Virginia lawyer provided constitutionally deficient counsel when he misrepresented New Jersey law by telling petitioner that “New Jersey can’t use [her] Virginia case against” her in New Jersey, and petitioner has shown the necessary prejudice under Strickland v. Washington, a Loudoun County Circuit Court nevertheless denies her habeas petition as moot. Petitioner inquired about ...