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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Ineffective Assistance Claim – PCR – Last-Minute Charge – Expired Plea Offer (access required)

Holding: If trial counsel had been successful in his attempt to “keep out” a weapons indictment that was not served on defendant until the day of trial, the effect would have been the same as a continuance. Therefore, counsel was not deficient in failing to move for a continuance. We reverse the post-conviction relief court’s grant ...

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