Guilty Plea on Immigration Proceedings

Lee v. United States, No. 16-327, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 4045 (Jun. 23, 2017).

 

The Supreme Court recently held in the Lee v. United States, No. 16-327, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 4045 (Jun. 23, 2017) that an attorney was ineffective when he advised his client that he would not be deported after a guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute.

It is extremely important to seek the legal advice of an attorney regarding the criminal implications of any conviction but also consulting with an immigration attorney when on how that conviction will impact one’s immigration status. Our firm works closely with immigration counsel to ensure that clients are fully informed before making a decision with such grave consequences.

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