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Ineffective assistance requires new trial (access required)

Where respondent concedes that petitioner’s plea-based convictions were the result of ineffective assistance of counsel, petitioner is entitled to habeas relief and a new trial is ordered. Petitioner pleaded no contest to felony obstruction of justice and felony eluding under an oral plea agreement. In exchange for the pleas, the prosecutor dismissed a related attempted capital ...