• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Connecticut Appellate Court
  • AC 33530
  • Apr 16 2013 (Date Decided)
  • Gruendel, J.
A petition for a new trial, as explained in the 2007 Appellate Court case of Small v. State, "is not a criminal action," and no authority supported the contention that the constitutional requirement of effective assistance of counsel required trial counsel to continue his representation after the conclusion of the criminal trial by commencing such a civil proceeding.

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