Chaidez v. United States

Docket No., 11-820

Argument Date: October 30, 2012

Questions Presented

In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 1473 (2010), this Court held that criminal defendants receive ineffective assistance of counsel under the Sixth Amendment when their attorneys fail to advise them that pleading guilty to an offense will subject them to deportation.

The question presented is whether Padilla applies to persons whose convictions became final before its announcement.


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