1989 Guideline 11.7.1

GUIDELINE 11.7.1 – GENERAL TRIAL PREPARATION

A. As the investigations mandated by Guideline 11.4.1 produce information, counsel should formulate a defense theory. In doing so, counsel should consider both the guilt/innocence phase and the penalty phase, and seek a theory that will be effective through both phases.

B. If inconsistencies between guilt/innocence and penalty phase defenses arise, counsel should seek to minimize them by procedural or substantive tactics.

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