Category Archives: Ineffective assistance

CA8: After exigency for entry abated, police had consent from def’s wife to remain on premises

Exigency supported the police entry into defendant’s home because of concern for safety of the children and a domestic dispute. After the entry and the abatement of the exigency, defendant’s wife consented to the officers staying in the house. United … Continue reading

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WA: Def counsel likely ineffective for not moving to suppress seizure of attorney-client materials from jail cell

Defendant showed potential for prejudice for defense counsel’s failure to file a motion to dismiss a jail search that recovered materials the defendant was preparing for defense counsel and thus protected by attorney-client privilege. Remanded for a hearing. In re … Continue reading

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OH12: Without def bringing up a suppression hearing transcript, findings uncontradicted

With no transcript of the suppression hearing, there’s nothing to contradict the trial court’s findings. State v. Harding, 2017-Ohio-8930, 2017 Ohio App. LEXIS 5373 (12th Dist. Dec. 11, 2017). Defense counsel’s failure to file a motion to suppress wasn’t ineffective … Continue reading

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DE: IAC 4A claim requires alleging then showing that the motion to suppress not pursued would have been granted

Defendant wanted to plead guilty in his drug case at the first appearance, and defense counsel persuaded him to wait until discovery was complete. Defendant then wanted to plead, but later he claimed that defense counsel failed to consider all … Continue reading

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TN: Proving 4A IAC normally requires a witness

“‘If a petitioner alleges that trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to … file a motion to suppress … the petitioner is generally obliged to present the witness or the other evidence at the post-conviction hearing in … Continue reading

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CA5: COA granted on whether District Court should have held a hearing on IAC claim, but pet’r didn’t brief it. Affirmed.

“Our court granted Pryor a COA on one issue: whether the district court abused its discretion in denying Rule 60(b) relief from the denial of his § 2255 motion, by refusing to consider pages missing from his affidavit in opposition … Continue reading

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MA: Def counsel gave IAC for not moving to suppress cell phone data; just because it might be interesting isn’t PC

Defendant received ineffective assistance of counsel by counsel’s failure to file a motion to suppress the search of defendant’s cell phone. The affidavit for the search warrant did not establish probable cause to search the phone. The mere fact two … Continue reading

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TX13: If a motion to suppress was made under McNeely it would have been granted; def received IAC

Defense counsel’s misapprehension of the application of McNeely to blood test results was ineffective assistance of counsel. If a motion to suppress had been made, it would have been granted. Briggs v. State, 2017 Tex. App. LEXIS 10891 (Tex. App. … Continue reading

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M.D.N.C.: To credit def’s 2255 was to then show he repeatedly lied to arresting officers; denied

Defendant’s 2255 version of events was implausible because, to prevail on this claim, he’d have to admit that he repeatedly lied to the officers who interviewed him when he consented to a search of his computers. That’s reason enough to … Continue reading

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GA: Protective sweep of a house after a street fight and stabbing outside and a brief standoff with a cut def was reasonable

A protective sweep of defendant’s house right after his arrest was reasonable. Officers responded to a 911 call about a street fight and a possible stabbing. A dying victim was found in the street, and another victim was in hysterics. … Continue reading

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