Post conviction neither til or appeals attorney will answer questions concerning their actions at trial or appeal. Trial counsel not once met with defendant to discuss the case. Trial counsel told the court "to just give my guy life". Counsel also failed to interview a single defense witness or call them to testify. Why was nothing brought to the appeal noting these failures and how can such be considered "an acceptable defense"?
If you think there was ineffective assistance of counsel. This can be attacked but you probably will need to hire an attorney. Under Strickland v. Washington the bar is pretty high on proving ineffective assistance of counsel. You will need the attorney to review the record. Just remember ( I am assuming you are not the defendant) they have zero obligation to you since you are not the client. Not meeting to discuss the case seems like a stretch even for overworked public defenders. I wonder if there is more to the story... the only way is to look to an attorney....
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