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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Missouri v. Frye
Citation:566 U.S. 134, 132 S.Ct. 1399, 182 L.Ed.2d 379 (2012)
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Frye (Defendant) was convicted of driving with a revoked license. However, his counsel did not inform him of a favorable plea offer that the prosecutor presented. He then moved for postconviction relief, alleging that his counsel’s failure to inform him of the prosecution’s plea offer denied him the effective assistance of counsel. He testified that he would have entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge had he known about the offer.
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