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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

WI Court of Appeals – District III

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Violet S. Reynolds

Case No.: 2019AP367-CR; 2019AP368-CR; 2019AP369-CR

Officials: Stark, P.J., Hruz and Seidl, JJ.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

In these consolidated appeals, Violet Reynolds seeks to vacate her guilty pleas based on the alleged ineffective assistance of her counsel in failing to raise competency arguments at the plea or sentencing hearings. She also claims the circuit court erred by not holding a nunc pro tunc hearing to determine if Reynolds was competent. We reject Reynolds’ arguments, and we affirm the judgments of conviction and the denial of Reynolds’ postconviction motion

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