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Habeas Appellate Court Opinion

by Zigadto, Janet


AC40112 - Moore v. Commissioner of Correction (Whether petitioner established that trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to inform petitioner of potential total sentence exposure if petitioner succeeded at trial in proving lesser included offense; whether trial counsel provided adequate information for petitioner to make informed decision as to whether to accept state's plea offers; "The petitioner, Joseph Moore, appeals following the denial of his petition for certification to appeal from the judgment of the habeas court denying his amended petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The petitioner claims that the habeas court (1) abused its discretion in denying his petition for certification to appeal and (2) improperly rejected his claim that his trial counsel had rendered ineffective assistance. We conclude that the court did not abuse its discretion in denying the petition for certification to appeal, and, accordingly, dismiss the petitioner's appeal.")