Mia Bacher

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The Court ruled that a petition for habeas corpus based on ineffective assistance of counsel following a guilty plea must meet specific parameters based on the plain meaning of NRS 34.810(1)(a). The claim of ineffective assistance of counsel must be directly related to the guilty plea itself. It must be plead with specific facts showing that both the advice of counsel was objectively unreasonable and that it affected the outcome of the plea.