IN: Def counsel’s not filing a motion to suppress was strategic for plea purposes, not because of conflict

Defendant claimed defense counsel had a conflict of interest in not filing a motion to suppress because counsel also represented defendant’s wife. Their interests were identical in the case. The decision not to pursue the motion was to secure a favorable plea agreement, not from a conflict. Jones v. State, 2020 Ind. App. LEXIS 328 (July 31, 2020).

Defendant sat through a traffic light cycle because he was apparently unconscious behind the steering wheel. That was justification for his stop. He had no valid DL, and the towing and inventory of his car was reasonable. State v. Moody, 2020-Ohio-3899, 2020 Ohio App. LEXIS 2801 (2d Dist. July 31, 2020).*

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