NY Appeals Court: Padilla Retroactive - People v. Baret

"We conclude that Padilla, decided after defendant's conviction was affirmed on direct appeal (43 AD3d 648 [2007], affd 11 NY3d 31 [2008]), should be applied retroactively." - People v. Baret, Oct. 2, 2012 . Hats off to Labe M. Richman !