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

A defendant convicted of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone within 1,000 feet of an elementary school has her conviction set aside under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 due to her lawyer’s ineffective assistance of counsel during the plea negotiation process, in this case from Alexandria U.S. District Court. Defendant has met the two-part test for ineffective assistance of ...

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