IN RE KOLTS

No. 23-AP-097.

312 A.3d 502 (2024)

2024 VT 1

IN RE Rein KOLTS.

Supreme Court of Vermont.

January 5, 2024.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Matthew F. Valerio , Defender General, and Annie Manhardt , Prisoners' Rights Office, Montpelier, for Petitioner-Appellant.

Evan Meenan , Deputy State's Attorney, Montpelier, for Respondent-Appellee.

PRESENT: Reiber, C.J., Eaton, Carroll, Cohen and Waples, JJ.


¶ 1. Petitioner Rein Kolts appeals the denial of his petition for postconviction relief (PCR) based on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in plea negotiations. The PCR court determined that although petitioner's trial attorney's performance was deficient, petitioner did not suffer prejudice because there was not a reasonable...

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