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Criminal – Habeas – Appeal Consult (access required)

The 4th Circuit denies a 28 U.S.C. § 2255 petition filed by a defendant convicted of drug and firearms offenses who says his counsel provided constitutionally deficient legal representation in failing to consult with him about taking an appeal. After sentencing, defendant never requested that his counsel file an appeal, and counsel never consulted with defendant ...