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Counsel ineffective for not relating plea meant deportation (access required)

Where a defendant was informed that he could face deportation by pleading guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine but did not realize, and was not told, that pleading guilty to the charge subjected him to mandatory deportation, he was prejudiced by his misunderstanding and could seek to vacate his conviction based on ...