People v. Robert Mitchell


AD1 order dated November 29, 2011, affirming judgment of conviction. Decision below: 89 A.D.3d 628, 933 N.Y.S.2d 271. Jones, J., granted leave June 1, 2012.

ISSUES PRESENTED: (1) Whether the defense lawyer who handled defendant’s guilty plea was ineffective for failing to discuss his client’s case with him for four years. (2) Whether defendant’s motion to withdraw his plea should have been denied without a hearing. (Assigned counsel: Richard M. Greenberg, Office of the Appellate Defender, 11 Park Place, Suite 1601, NYC 10007.)

Ineffective assistance of counsel - failing to discuss client's case for four years