• Connecticut Appellate Court
  • Beach, J.
The two part standard articulated in the 1984 U.S. Supreme Court case of Strickland v. Washington applies in cases in which a defendant claims ineffective assistance of counsel leading to the acceptance of a plea offer and the defendant must show that his counsel's performance was deficient and, as a result, he suffered prejudice; but the prejudice inquiry differs from the analysis of claims following conviction after trial.