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Petition properly denied without evidentiary hearing (access required)

Where petitioner expressed satisfaction with counsel’s performance, pleaded “not guilty” and was convicted of marijuana and weapons offenses, the circuit court properly denied his habeas corpus petition based on ineffective assistance of counsel without holding an evidentiary hearing. Before trial “Guarino was indicted for manufacturing with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing a firearm while simultaneously possessing ...