Michigan v. Armstrong (Opinion)Annotate this Case
The issue before the Supreme Court was whether the ineffective assistance of Defendant Richard Armstrong's trial counsel by failing to introduce evidence of cell phone records that would have undermined the complainant's credibility prejudiced Defendant, entitling him to a new trial. The Court of appeals held that Defendant failed to show any resulting prejudice. Upon review of the trial court record, the Supreme Court disagreed with the Court of Appeals and held that Defendant's counsel's performance was ineffective and prejudiced Defendant. Accordingly, the Court reversed the Court of Appeals and remanded the case for further proceedings.