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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
Lee v. United States
Citation:137 S.Ct. 1958, 198 L.Ed.2d 476 (2017)
Lee (Defendant), a noncitizen, pleaded guilty to drug charges. His attorney wrongly advised him that his plea would not subject him to mandatory deportation. After he pleaded guilty, he was sentenced to a prison term and learned that he would be subject to deportation after he finished serving his prison time. Lee moved to vacate his conviction and sentence on the ground that he received ineffective assistance of counsel, in violation of the Sixth Amendment.
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