The meaning of the Sixth Amendment’s promise of “effective counsel” has taken on additional dimensions over the past few weeks. On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions exploring the right to effective assistance of counsel during plea bargaining. In Missouri v.
The phrase “evidence-based practices” (EBP) is the catch-phrase of the day throughout our criminal justice systems. But what exactly are these practices, how do they affect our clients, and what do we as defense attorneys need to know and do about them?
Modifying the Order of the Appellate Division by reinstating the complaint and remitting for consideration of issues.
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