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Criminal Practice – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance – Evidence – Child Abuse (access required)

State v. Surratt Defense counsel provided ineffective assistance when he failed to challenge a social worker’s testimony that gave the jury the incorrect impression that defendant’s children were removed from her home because of sexual abuse; they were actually removed based on neglect. Defendant is awarded a new trial.

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