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Padilla v. Kentucky
Citation:559 U.S. 356, 130 S.Ct. 1473, 176 L.Ed.2d 284 (2010)
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Jose Padilla (Defendant) pleaded guilty to transporting marijuana, and he faced deportation to Honduras. He brought a postconviction motion alleging that he had received ineffective assistance of counsel. He claimed that his counsel had not failed to advise him that he would face deportation if he pleaded guilty to the drug charges. The Supreme Court of Kentucky denied the motion without holding an evidentiary hearing.
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