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Criminal Practice – PCR – Constitutional – Jury Trial Right – Waiver – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Moore v. State Even though petitioner’s trial counsel testified that petitioner definitely wanted a bench trial, counsel had little recollection of his discussions with petitioner about a jury trial versus a bench trial, and petitioner testified that he wanted a jury trial.

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Civil Rights – Constitutional – Fourth Amendment – Malicious Prosecution – Arrest Warrants — Probable Cause

Williams v. Sims Although the solicitor’s office dismissed the charges against plaintiff without prejudice and returned the case to the sheriff’s office for further investigation, plaintiff has not shown that the defendant-deputy lacked probable cause to seek arrest warrants for him.

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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Confrontation Clause – Bruton – Co-Defendant’s Statement – Redaction

State v. McDonald Once co-defendant Cannon’s statement to police was redacted to replace the other defendants’ names with the words “another person”, the statement only implicated its maker; moreover, it did not limit the participants to three, which would have implicated the three defendants on trial.

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