Missouri v. Frye

Missouri v. Frye

Case Year: 
2012
State of Origin: 
Missouri

To show prejudice, under Strickland v. Washington, where a plea offer has lapsed or been rejected because of counsel's deficient performance, defendants must demonstrate a reasonable probability both that they would have accepted the more favorable plea offer had they been afforded effective assistance of counsel and that the plea would have been entered without the prosecution's canceling it or the trial court's refusing to accept it, if they had the authority to exercise that discretion under state law.