Tag: #IneffectiveAssistance

State v. Gideon

In State v. Gideon, a jury convicted the defendant of aggravated manslaughter and related charges. Five years later, the defendant filed a PCR petition and alleged trial counsel was ineffective

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Commonwealth v. Hawkins

In Commonwealth v. Hawkins, the defendant filed a PCRA petition, alleging that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to file a suppression motion. After an evidentiary hearing, the PCRA

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In re D.G.

The matter of In re D.G. involved a mother’s appeal from the Orphan’s Court order terminating her parental rights. The case is a companion of sorts to In re D.N.G.,

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Tyson v. Superintendent Houtzdale SCI

In Tyson v Superintendent Houtzdale SCI, the 3rd Circuit held that a criminal defendant’s trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance by failing to object to the trial court’s jury instruction. The

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Commonwealth v. Epps

In Commonwealth v. Epps, the Superior Court revisited a newsworthy Philadelphia murderer who has collaterally attacked his convictions. Here, the Superior Court denied relief, finding the myriad claims of ineffective

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Commonwealth v. Little

In Commonwealth v. Little, the Superior Court held that the defendant’s trial counsel was ineffective for not objecting to the judge’s ruling on an evidentiary issue and, thus, failing to preserve

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Commonwealth v. Webb

In Commonwealth v. Webb, the Superior Court confronted an appeal from the denial of a PCRA petition. The Court held that the petitioner could not establish ineffective assistance of counsel

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Commonwealth v. Greshan

Matt Sullivan wrote the brief, which earned a good result for the client in Commonwealth v. Greshan, where, in an unpublished memorandum, the Superior Court agreed the lower court erred

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State v. Aburoumi

In State v. Aburoumi, which involved a collateral attack on a criminal conviction, the Appellate Division ruled that an evidentiary hearing was needed where the defendant claimed he was not

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