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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today, a prisoner appeal

In Rollie Mitchell v. USA (SD Ind., Barker), a 10-page opinion, Judge Bauer writes:

After his conviction for cocaine distribution, Petitioner Rollie Mitchell appealed his sentence; this Court affirmed. Petitioner then filed a motion for post‐ conviction relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2255, claiming that he receivedineffective assistance of counsel. He arguedthat,prior to trial, his attorney failed to inform him adequately of the details of the government’s plea offer and failed to advise him ofthe potentialramifications ofrejecting the offer andproceed‐ ing to trial. The district court denied the motion, finding that counsel’s performance was adequate and that Petitioner could not demonstrate that, absent any deficient performance, he would have accepted the plea offer. We affirm.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 25, 2017 10:41 AM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions