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US v. Demik, 05-11215

On direct appeal, the denial of an evidentiary hearing for a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel is reviewed for abuse of discretion. A conviction is affirmed where the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant's request for an evidentiary hearing on his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/14/2007
  • Published 06/15/2007


  • PER CURIAM:, Before SMITH, BENAVIDES and DENNIS, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Marc Woodson Barta, Dallas, TX, for U.S., Jason Douglas Hawkins, Douglas A. Morris, Dallas, TX, for Demik.