Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Padilla’s Conviction Overturned, New Trial Granted

"A convicted drug trafficker from Honduras who won a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling will get a new trial after a state appeals court overturned his conviction because his attorney gave bad advice about deportation.  The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday ordered a new trial for Jose Padilla, a native of Honduras and permanent legal resident of the United States.  Judge Kelly Thompson wrote for a three-judge panel that Padilla's attorney improperly told him that deportation wouldn't be a concern when he pleaded guilty to transporting 1,000 pounds of marijuana." – Associated Press, Sept. 30, 2012.