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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Kurkowski

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Lesser Included Offense People v. Kurkowski KA 10-01579 Appealed from Erie County Court Background: The defendant was charged with assault in the first degree. He was convicted at a bench trial of assault in the second  degree as a lesser included offense. On appeal he contended that the judge improperly considered assault in ...