Duperry v. Solnit
In Duperry v. Solnit, 261 Conn. 309, 803 A.2d 287 (2002), the petitioner's attorney testified that he had not informed the petitioner that he could be held beyond the maximum term of confinement if he were found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Id., 334.
In Duperry, the petitioner's attorney stated that the petitioner "might spend less time in confinement" if he were found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Duperry v. Solnit, supra, 261 Conn. 334.
The Court held that the attorney's performance did not fall below the objective standard of reasonableness and that "the petitioner's belief that he would spend less time in confinement by pleading not guilty and pursuing a mental health defense rather than by pleading guilty was based on the petitioner's own conjecture and not on the advice of his attorney." Id., 336.