Knowles v. Mirzayance

Charles Martin Sevilla

Case Conclusion Date:May 13, 2009

Practice Area:Criminal Defense

Outcome:Court reversed Ninth Circuit grant of relief

Description:Client was charged with murder, but was deemed legally insane by a number of psychiatrists. The issue on appeal was whether defense counsel was ineffective for not pressing that defense. The Ninth Circuit twice held in the affirmative, but the Supreme Court reversed.