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No Appeal Advice Was ‘Ineffective Assistance’ (access required)

A Harrisonburg U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge recommends granting defendant’s 28 U.S.C. § 2255 motion for post-conviction relief and vacatur of his sentence, to allow him to seek direct review of his conviction for drug conspiracy; defense counsel’s advice and discussions with defendant and his mother did not constitute a minimally adequate consultation sufficient to ...

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