Supreme Court to Clarify Criminal Attorney’s Obligations to Noncitizen clients

Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

Padilla v. Kentucky, Docket No. 08-651 Next week, the Supreme Court will take on a case to answer whether inaccurate immigration advice constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. As immigration sanctions from crimes have stiffened over the years, criminal attorneys are becoming increasingly aware that simply pleading these cases in exchange for less jail time is…

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