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Unpublished Padilla retroactivity victory in Texas: Carpio-Cruz

"Juan Carpio-Cruz filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus, asserting that he was not told that pleading guilty to a drug offense would cause him to be deported. The trial court granted habeas relief, and the State appeals. We affirm." - Ex parte: Juan Carpio-Cruz, Nov. 9, 2011 . [Hats off...

Strickland/Padilla Victory in Texas: Ex Parte Ramirez

Another Strickland/Padilla victory (unpub.) from attorney Steve Spurgin in Marfa, Texas: Ex Parte Ramirez, Aug. 1. 2012 .

CA5 on Padilla: U.S. v. Urias-Marrufo

"Defendant Ana Victoria Urias-Marrufo (“Urias”) appeals from the district court’s denial of her motion to withdraw her guilty plea. Following that denial, the district court entered a final judgment of conviction and sentenced her to imprisonment of 37 months. We vacate and remand...

Unpub. BIA Stop-Time Remand Victory: Matter of Mendoza-Olivas

Steve Spurgin writes: "[ Linked here is an unpub .] BIA decision in which the Board said that an admission of a stop time crime that was vacated on Padilla grounds in a removal proceeding for a LPR does not stop time unless the respondent is warned in advance about the elements of the offense, citing...