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Turner v. United States

Prior to indictment, Memphis robbery suspect is offered plea deal. Yikes! It expires, and he ultimately gets a sentence 10 years longer than what had been on offer. He says his attorney failed to relay the plea offer, thereby violating his Sixth Amendment right to effective counsel. Sixth Circuit (sitting en banc): There is no such right prior to indictment. Concurrence (dubitante): The Founders would disagree; the Supreme Court should reconsider its precedent here.


Tags: 2018, En Banc, Plea Deals, Right to Counsel, Sentencing, Sixth Amendment, Sixth Circuit

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