TN: Not IAC to strategically forgo motion to suppress rather than lose plea offer

Defense counsel didn’t provide ineffective assistance of counsel where he didn’t file a motion to suppress because the prosecutor would withdraw the plea offer, and he concluded it wouldn’t be worth the risk. Wilson v. State, 2018 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 452 (June 20, 2018).

Officers had information defendant possessed a firearm from a report from a citizen informant. While talking to officers at the precinct and not in custody or under arrest he consented to a search of his place. United States v. Deas, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101660 (S.D. N.Y. June 18, 2018).*

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