Appellate Ineffective for Not Raising Double Jeopardy on Direct Appeal

Charles Ajoloko petitions for a writ of habeas corpus alleging ineffective assistance of appellate counsel for failing to challenge that attempted robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm which arose from a single criminal episode, violate double jeopardy.  Failure to raise a valid double jeopardy claim on direct appeal can constitute ineffective … More Appellate Ineffective for Not Raising Double Jeopardy on Direct Appeal

Motion For A New Trial not Raised on Direct Appeal

This post contains dialogue from the sentencing transcript and the motion for new trial. Charles Ajoloko petitions for a writ of habeas corpus alleging ineffective assistance of appellate counsel for failing to raise on direct appeal the trial court’s order denying the motion for a new trial. The trial court did not give any reason … More Motion For A New Trial not Raised on Direct Appeal

“The right to counsel is the right to the effective assistance of counsel”

The Assistance of Counsel Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. The assistance of counsel clause includes five distinct rights: the right to counsel of choice, the right to appointed counsel, the right to … More “The right to counsel is the right to the effective assistance of counsel”

Caryn E. Johnson, a.k.a.Whoopi Goldberg. Do you Remember me? A Terrible Injustice Has Been Done.

Caryn E. Johnson, I am calling on you as a social activist and  public figure that can help to right a wrong. Caryn Elaine Johnson a.k.a. Whoopi Goldberg, do you remember me? My name is Pamela Lynch, now Ajoloko. My sister’s name was Camille Lynch. Camille  attended Holy Cross Catholic High School in New York … More Caryn E. Johnson, a.k.a.Whoopi Goldberg. Do you Remember me? A Terrible Injustice Has Been Done.