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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Posted by John Rutkowski | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Munoz v State of Florida, the defendant filed a petition alleging his defense counsel's representation was so poor that it violated his Sixth Amendment Right to counsel which in effect left him with no counsel, commonly known in the law as ineffective assistance.

Defendant asserted his counsel was ineffective because the defendant's sentence was illegal on its face and his counsel failed to file a motion challenging it.

The Court agreed and granted the defendant's petition.

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