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At an evidentiary hearing if a trial lawyer admits to being

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At an evidentiary hearing if a trial lawyer admits to being ineffective in any way is that grounds for a reversal?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Nate replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for your question.


Not necessarily. There has to be more than that. The attorney must actually be ineffective, and the court must determine by clear and convincing evidence that the if the attorney would have been effective that the result of the trial would have been different.


Without knowing more about the case, I really cannot tell you whether or not the way the attorney believes he was ineffective would have changed the result of the case.


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