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Effective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Ocasio

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Effective Assistance of Counsel Use of Expert People v. Ocasio KA 09-01583 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: The defendant was convicted after a bench trial of several felony sex crimes. On appeal he challenged whether his trial attorney was constitutionally effective, based upon the attorney’s alleged failure to consult experts or conduct an investigation. Defendant requested ...