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Unpublished Padilla retroactivity victory in Texas: Carpio-Cruz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...

Is Padilla Retroactive? One Texas Court Says Yes

"We conclude that Olvera met his burden to show a reasonable probability that, but for his counsel's erroneous advice, he would not have pleaded guilty and would have insisted on going to trial. ... We also conclude that Padilla and Martinez apply retroactively to the time of the guilty plea...

After Chaidez, Padilla Not Retroactive in Texas: Ex Parte De Los Reyes

"Applicant below, Joel De Los Reyes, filed an application for writ of habeas corpus, in which he alleged that he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his trial counsel failed to advise Applicant that he was almost certainly subject to deportation after he pled guilty to a second crime...