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Was this in state or federal court?
Did you file an appeal?
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While I cannot comment on your specific case, generally, if the defense attorney honestly responded to a question presented to him during a trial, such honest answer, would only amount to this defense attorney's opinion and would not be grounds for mistrial, even if the answer wend against defense attorney's client's interest.
Generally, if the defendant feels that defense attorney was not competent during trial, then defendant can file a Motion to Set Aside Conviction Based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and the court will review the motion and any supporting legal basis presented and will rule whether to grant or deny such motion.
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