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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Posted by John P. 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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Mr. Rutkowski has been practicing law for the past twenty-five years. Prior to going to law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a deputy sheriff before retiring to attend law school. Upon graduating law school Mr. Rutkowski served as a prosecutor in Florida before going in to private practice and representing clients in three states.


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