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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

WI Court of Appeals – District I

Case Name: State of Wisconsin v. Deandre Simone Manns

Case No.: 2020AP172-CR; 2020AP173-CR

Officials: Brash, P.J., Graham and White, JJ.

Focus: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Deandre Simone Manns appeals judgments of conviction entered after he pled guilty to third-degree sexual assault in one case and intimidation of a victim as a habitual offender in a second case. He also appeals an order denying postconviction relief in both cases. We conclude that the two cases were properly joined for trial, severance was not required, and Manns’s trial counsel was not ineffective for failing either to oppose joinder or to seek severance. Accordingly, we affirm the judgments and the postconviction order.

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Derek A Hawkins is Corporate Counsel, at Salesforce.

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