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Post-Sentence Habeas Reversed (access required)

In the commonwealth’s appeal following remand for an evidentiary hearing on defendant’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in failing to allege specific grounds for withdrawing his guilty plea after sentencing, the Supreme Court of Virginia again reverses the trial court for applying the wrong standard and dismisses the writ: Virginia Code § 19.2-296 provides ...

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