• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Per Curiam
As explained in the 2013Appellate Court case of Burgos-Torres v. Commissioner of Correction, where a habeas petitioner claims ineffective assistance of counsel based on a claimed conflict of interest, the petitioner "must establish (1) that counsel actively represented conflicting interests and (2) that an actual conflict of interest adversely affected his lawyer' s performance…." Damon Bigelow, charged in multiple criminal and motor vehicle matters, was offered a plea bargain to resolve all pending charges for a total effective sentence of 40 years' incarceration, execution suspended after 15 years with five years of probation.