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Plea Deal Claim Gets Court Hearing (access required)

A petitioner who says his lawyer failed to communicate an earlier, more favorable plea deal from the prosecution has stated a colorable Sixth Amendment claim, and the Harrisonburg U.S. District Court will hold an evidentiary hearing on petitioner’s motion for post-conviction relief. The government avers that it made two formal plea offers in petitioner’s case. The ...

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