Daily Archives: March 31, 2010

Criminal Defense Counsel has a Sixth Amendment obligation to inform a defendant about immigration consequences or to advise when consequences are clear

The first step has been taken to equate deportation with “punishment”. If “deportation is an integral part—indeed, sometimes the most important part — of the penalty that may be imposed on noncitizen defendants who plead guilty to specified crimes” then, … Continue reading

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