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No ‘Padilla’ Warning for SVP Status (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court rejects the habeas petition of a convicted sex offender who contends his trial lawyer provided ineffective assistance of counsel in failing to advise him of the risk of being deemed a "Sexually Violent Predator"; the petition's claim derived from the Padilla duty to advise of immigration consequences does not hold ...

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