Today, the Supreme Court released two opinions that define standards for defense lawyers during criminal plea bargains. First, in Lafler v. Cooper, No. 10-209, 566 U.S. ___ (2012), recall that Cooper was charged with assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm. Cooper rejected a plea bargain after his attorney (wrongly) informed him… Continue Reading
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Scott Key hopes that this blog will encourage thoughtful conversation about the law. Scott is a criminal defense attorney in Georgia who defends the accused and convicted in State and Federal Courts.