Evaluating Effect Of Bad Atty Advice On Case-By-Case Basis

Law360, New York (July 17, 2017, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court, on June 23, 2017, held a permanent resident (a "green card holder") was prejudiced by his attorney's erroneous advise that pleading guilty to drug trafficking would not result in his deportation from the United States. After entering his plea, the Defendant became aware the conviction would subject him to removal and moved to vacate the conviction. Jae Lee v. United States, 582, U.S. __________ 2017.

Background

Lee was born in South Korea and first entered the United States with his parents in 1982 at age 13, never returning to South Korea. He remained a lawful permanent resident...

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