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No Ineffective Assistance Claim on Direct Appeal (access required)

A defendant convicted of grand larceny cannot appeal alleging ineffective assistance of counsel, as that claim is not cognizable on direct appeal, and the Court of Appeals dismisses the appeal. Defendant never argues his guilty plea was not voluntarily and intelligently given. He simply concluded, under the prejudice prong of Strickland, that if he had more ...

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