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Prosecutors would have duty under VSB proposal (access required)

LEO takes ‘Padilla’ case into account

A new effort to ensure that immigrant criminal defendants don’t unwittingly risk deportation would impose an ethical burden on prosecutors. Prosecutors are expected to question whether they should be put in the position of advising defendants about their rights under a proposed Virginia State Bar ethics guideline. Proposed Legal Ethics Opinion 1876 would bar Virginia prosecutors from ...

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