Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Death Sentence.

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (IAC) is a stigma all criminal defense attorneys seek to avoid, as such a finding, or even the mere allegation of this, can ruin one’s reputation forever. The following summary of a 2020 California Supreme Court opinion concerning Attorney Shinn, now deceased, is instructive on many levels and dramatic on others, as it involves IAC from a 1992 conviction for a 1983 murder of a police officer in Los Angeles. To read about why the California Supreme Court found IAC, please click on the following link –

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