2 Analyses of this case by attorneys

  1. Guilty Pleas – Required Knowledge — Collateral & Direct Consequences — Parole Eligibility, When Set by Court

    Wisconsin State Public DefenderFebruary 12, 2001

    See Hill v. Lockhart, 474 U.S. 52, 56 (1985) (“We have never held that the United States Constitution requires the State to furnish a defendant with information about parole eligibility in order for the defendant’s plea of guilty to be voluntary.”); James v. Cain, 56 F.3d 662, 666 (5th Cir. 1995) (“The United States Constitution does not require the State to furnish a defendant with information about parole eligibility in order for the defendant’s plea of guilty to be voluntary.”).

  2. Capital Defense Weekly, June 19 , 2000

    Capital Defense NewsletterJune 19, 2000

    Sparks v. Sowders, 852 F.2d 882, 885 (6th Cir. 1988).See alsoLucero v. Attorney General, No. 99-1070, 1999 WL 1206658, at *2 (10th Cir. Dec. 16, 1999) (unpublished);Meyers v. Gillis, 93 F.3d 1147, 1153-54 (3d Cir. 1996);James v. Cain, 56 F.3d 662, 667-69 (5th Cir. 1995);United States v. Keller, 902 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1990);Holmes v. United States, 876 F.2d 1545, 1552 (11th Cir. 1989);O'Tuel v. Osborne, 706 F.2d 498 (4th Cir. 1983);Cepulonis v. Ponte, 699 F.2d 573, 577 (1st Cir. 1983);cf.Worthen v. Meachum, 842 F.2d 1179, 1184 (10th Cir. 1988),overruled on other grounds,Coleman v. Thompson, 501 U.S. 722 (1991) (noting that "a bad guess by his attorney does not render a plea involuntary" but is only involuntary "when the attorney is held to have been constitutionally ineffective.").