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Ineffective Counsel Defense May Not Always Work

If you are an immigrant in this country, we cannot stress enough the importance of having adequate counsel when facing a criminal matter. In 2010, under Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court declared that criminal defense attorneys had to counsel noncitizen clients about the deportation risks associated with a guilty plea. When the deportation risk is clear the criminal defense attorney must give correct advice. However, when the deportation risk is not clear then the criminal defense attorney need only make you aware that pending criminal charges may carry a risk of unfavorable immigration consequences. Failure to do so was a violation of an individual's Sixth Amendment right to be advised by counsel.

Oak Brook Office
2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Toll Free: 800-264-2752
Phone: 312-445-0572
Fax: 630-705-5258
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Chicago Office
1655 S. Blue Island Ave.
Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60608

Toll Free: 800-264-2752
Phone: 312-445-0572
Fax: 630-705-5258
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