State v. Hessler

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State v. Hessler

Case Number
Call Date
September 2, 2016
Court Number
Scotts Bluff
Case Summary

S-15-960, State v. Jeffrey Hessler [appellant]

Scotts Bluff County, Honorable Randall L. Lippstreu

Attorneys: Alan G. Stoler and Jerry M. Hug for appellant; James D. Smith (Attorney General's Office) for appellee

Civil: Postconviction action

Proceeding below: District court denied relief after conducting an evidentiary hearing

Issues: Did the district court err in 1) determining appellant was competent to plead no contest and thus he was not denied due process of law or provided ineffective assistance of counsel, 2) determining trial counsel's advice to plead no contest was not ineffective assistance of counsel, 3) finding counsel's failure to discover and present mitigating evidence at sentencing was not ineffective assistance of counsel, or 4) determining appointed counsel's failure to inform appellate of his right to appeal was not ineffective assistance of counsel?