TX: No IAC for def counsel not forecasting change in 4A law

Defense counsel was not ineffective for not forecasting McNeeley before defendant’s guilty plea. “When a defendant waives the right to have a jury determine guilt or innocence and admits or does not contest guilt, the defendant does so under the law existing at the time of the plea. The fact that Briggs’s attorney did not anticipate subsequent changes in [Fourth Amendment] law does not impugn the truth or reliability of Briggs’s plea. We reverse the decision of the court of appeals and affirm the judgment of the trial court.” Briggs v. State, 2018 Tex. Crim. App. LEXIS 924 (Oct. 3, 2018).

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