Lafler v. Cooper & Missouri v. Frye

Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

Brief filed: 07/22/2011


Lafler v. Cooper & Missouri v. Frye

United States Supreme Court; Case No. 10-209 & 10-444


A defendant who validly pleads guilty should be allowed to assert ineffective assistance of counsel in a case where counsel failed to communicate a more favorable plea offer; the trial court is the proper forum for crafting a remedy to ineffective assistance at the plea stage.

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Jonathan D. Hacker and Loren L. AliKhan, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Washington, D.C.