139 A.D.2d 937 (1988)

The People of the State of New York, Respondent, v. Gail Trait, Appellant

Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Fourth Department.

April 8, 1988

Judgment unanimously reversed on the law and new trial granted.


The right to the effective assistance of counsel is guaranteed by both the Federal and State Constitutions (US Const 6th Amend; NY Const, art I, § 6). The constitutional requirement is met so long as the evidence, the law, and the circumstances of a particular case, viewed in totality and as of the time of the representation, reveal...

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