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Criminal Law: Unlawful Use of Identification Documents-Ineffective Assistance of Counsel-Failure to Explain Immigration Consequences

Defendant pleaded guilty to unlawfully using identification documents. At defendant’s plea hearing, the district court confirmed that defendant understood he would likely be deported after serving his sentence and that his attorney had explained the same to him. On appeal, defendant argued that his attorney provided insufficient advice regarding the immigration consequences of his guilty ...