S-13-0386, State v. James P. Dragon (Appellant)
Douglas County, Judge Russell Derr
Attorneys: Pro Se Appellant --- Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office)
Proceedings below: The trial court denied Appellant’s motion for postconviction relief without an evidentiary hearing.
Issues: The district court erred in failing to grant Appellant postconviction relief as he had ineffective assistance of counsel who (1) advised Appellant he would not get a life sentence if he entered a plea of guilty and (2) failing to present mitigating evidence at sentencing.