West Headnote of the Day – May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010

West's Key 110 Criminal Law
West's Key 110XXXI Counsel
West's Key 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
West's Key 110XXXI(C)2 Particular Cases and Issues
West's Key 110k1891 k. Preparation for trial.

110 Criminal LawThe duty to investigate does not force defense lawyers to scour the globe on the off-chance something will turn up; reasonably diligent counsel may draw a line when they have good reason to think further investigation would be a waste.
Hill v. State, 301 S.W.3d 78 (Mo. Ct. App. 2010)

Suggested by Kara Boucher, West Principal Attorney Editor