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The New Era of Crimmigration Requires a Fundamental Knowledge of How to Read a Conviction Through Immigration Law Lenses.

Criminal defense lawyers must have a working knowledge of immigration verbiage in order to effectively represent their clients in the modern practice of criminal law. In Padilla v. Kentucky, the Supreme Court held that counsel owes a duty to her non-citizen client to advise a non-citizen of the immigration consequences of a plea. The Court reasoned in a Majority Opinion that was written by Justice Stevens that:

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