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Court of Appeals — Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Oathout

New York State Court of Appeals  Ineffective Assistance of Counsel People v. Oathout No. 81 Judge Pigott Background: The defendant was convicted after a jury trial of one count of murder in the second degree. The defendant was represented by a pro bono lawyer with little experience in criminal law. The defendant sought to have his trial counsel replaced, but withdrew ...