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LEO-Based Ineffective Assistance Claims Fail (access required)

A man who pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy loses his post-conviction motion alleging ineffective assistance of counsel, including claims his lawyer violated Virginia State Bar ethics opinions by charging an advanced fixed fee and counseling him on a plea agreement waiver. On Jan. 26, 2009, Kenneth Stevens pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone, morphine, methadone ...

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