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Habeas Upheld for Lawyer’s Faulty Advice (access required)

A Salvadoran citizen who pleaded guilty to misdemeanors of DWI and hit and run wins habeas relief on his claim that his lawyer provided constitution­ally ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to advise him he could lose his Temporary Protected Status if con­victed of two misdemeanors; a divided Supreme Court of Virginia upholds the circuit ...

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