State v. Parker, Okaloosa Circuit Court

Charge: Sale of Cocaine

Courts: Okaloosa Circuit Court

Case Number: 2008 CF 409; 949

Case Category: Postconviction Relief

Position: The Defendant was charged with sale of Cocaine in two cases and sentenced to 15 years in prison. We filed a Motion for Post-conviction Relief alleging Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. The Motion was based on counsel not objecting to the state’s allegations at sentencing, turning down a favorable plea offer and writing an unauthorized sentencing memorandum to the Court.

Status: The State offered a reduced prison term of 7 1/2 years with credit for all time served in lieu of proceeding to an evidentiary hearing. Our client accepted the State’s offer.