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A family member of mine was convicted of methamphetamine distribution in court the lawyer made a " deal" with him and told him he would make sure the family member would only get 168 months so the family member blind took the offer and refused the 15-year plea agreement. The defendant argues he rejected it on the basis of his counsel's bad advice. Is there anything you can help me with here?
A: Ineffective assistance in a situation like that is a complex legal matter and will require consultation with an attorney who may be able to challenge the plea through a habeas petition. You should contact a federal attorney to look into your options. Unfortunately this is one of those very complex questions that just can't be answered in an easy way!
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