Arnett v. State

In Arnett v. State, 938 P.2d 1079, 1082-83 (Alaska App. 1997) the defendant sought post-conviction relief by asserting that his defense attorney had advised him to abscond in the middle of trial. When questioned about this, the attorney invoked the Fifth Amendment. The Court held that, even if the defendant's claim was true, the defendant's complicity in this illegal act disqualified the defendant from obtaining post-conviction relief. Id. at 1083.)