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Criminal – Trial counsel was ineffective during sentencing (access required)

Where the plea agreement of a wire fraud defendant stipulated a loss amount corresponding to a 24-level sentencing enhancement but he was given a 26-level enhancement, he demonstrated ineffective assistance of counsel and resulting prejudice by arguing that his lawyer failed to object to the higher sentence. The error related to the guidelines calculation was ...

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