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Habeas Supreme Court Opinion

by Townsend, Karen


SC20591 - Barlow v. Commissioner of Correction (“The habeas court granted the petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by the petitioner, Alison Barlow, after determining that the petitioner had suffered prejudice as a result of the ineffective assistance rendered by his trial counsel, who failed to provide the petitioner with professional advice and assistance during pretrial plea negotiations. The respondent, the Commissioner of Correction, appeals from the judgment of the habeas court, claiming that the habeas court improperly found that it was reasonably probable that the petitioner would have accepted the trial court’s pretrial plea offer but for the ineffective assistance of his trial counsel. We affirm the judgment of the habeas court.”)