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Criminal Law: Robbery-Motion to Vacate Conviction-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

  Defendant pled guilty to robbery. Thereafter, defendant moved to vacate his conviction, alleging his counsel was ineffective for misadvising defendant about the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. The district court denied defendant’s motion without an evidentiary hearing. Where counsel allegedly advised defendant he would not be deported and where such advice was clearly incorrect as ...

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