Case Conclusion Date: 01.01.2011
Practice Area: Immigration
Outcome: Criminal Conviction Vacated
Description: An Ohio federal district court judge granted a motion to vacate a 1998 conviction based on the plea attorneyâ€™s incorrect advice regarding deportation. United States v. Reid, No. 1:97-CR-94, slip op. (S.D. Ohio Aug. 4, 2011) (Spiegel, J.). In his opinion and order, Judge Arthur Spiegel retroactively applied Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), the Supreme Court decision recognizing a duty under the Sixth Amendment right to counsel to advise criminal defendants of the deportation consequences of conviction.