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Criminal Practice — Constitutional – Ineffective Assistance Claim – Plea Deal Rejection – Double Jeopardy – Sentencing (access required)

State v. Barksdale (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-1119, 19 pp.) (Richard Dietz, J.) Appealed from Guilford County Superior Court (Anderson Cromer, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Outside the presence of the jury, defense counsel told the trial court that, despite the strength of the state’s case, defendant chose a trial over a plea deal, hoping “lightning strikes, or ...

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