Professor Alberto Bernabe -
The John Marshall Law School
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Failure to communicate plea bargain offer can constitute ineffective assistance of counsel
The South Carolina Court of Appeals has found ineffective assistance of counsel in a case where the defendant was not advised of a ten-year plea offer before going to trial and getting twenty. The case is called Chico Bell v. The State of South Carolina and you can read the opinion here.