“There are countless ways to provide effective assistance in any given case.” Among those ways are the strategic choices of objecting or not objecting to the State’s questioning. When defendant is doing well under questioning, an objection may undercut the defendant’s credibility. A matter may be better addressed through cross-examination than in an objection. An objection may draw more attention to testimony than desirable.
ALLEN TUCKER, Appellant vs. STATE OF MISSOURI, Respondent
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District – SD36845
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