Lafler/Fyre – How “Effective” is Your Lawyer During the Plea Bargaining Stage? – Part 2 of 2
By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer
Introduction to Part 2
In Part 1 of this two-part series, the basics of a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel at the plea bargaining stage of a criminal case were explored. Part 2 delves into the more complex, and often difficult “mechanics” of the attorney-client relationship as regards the duty to maintain only the clearest of communication during that critical stage.