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Date: 04-20-2017

Case Style:

KENNIS S. JONES vs. STATE OF MISSOURI

Case Number: ED104134

Judge: Kurt. S. Odenwald

Court: MISSOURI COURT OF APPEALS EASTERN DIVISION

Plaintiff's Attorney: n

Joshua D. Hawley and Colette Neuner

Defendant's Attorney:

Kristina Starke Olson
Public Defender's Office

Description: Kennis S. Jones (“Jones”) appeals from the denial of his Rule 24.035 motion after an evidentiary hearing. Jones pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree robbery. On appeal, Jones argues that his defense counsel was ineffective for advising Jones that he was eligible for the 120day drug treatment program under Section 559.115 (“120-day program”) when the Missouri Department of Corrections (“MDOC”) was denying eligibility to defendants convicted of firstdegree robbery. Because defense counsel correctly advised Jones that he was eligible for the 120day program, the motion court did not clearly err in denying Jones’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Outcome:

The motion court did not clearly err in denying Jones’s motion for post-conviction relief. Defense counsel correctly advised Jones as to his eligibility for the 120day treatment program, and the plea court expressly considered Jones for the program.

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