No 4A IAC where motion to suppress couldn’t prevail

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not filing a motion to suppress an alleged consent search where defendant admitted to counsel that he’d consented. It is not “mandatory” that defense counsel file a motion under that circumstance. State v. Martinez-Melgar, 2019 N.M. App. LEXIS 33 (May 6, 2019).*

There is no prejudice from failing to present an invalid search argument on appeal. Gordon v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84594 (S.D. Ga. May 20, 2019).*

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