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David Bahuriak, Founder

Post-Conviction Relief

In a landmark decision in 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010) that an attorney must affirmatively counsel a client as to the possible immigration repercussions of a plea agreement.  Failure to do so is ineffective assistance of counsel as guaranteed under the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  In addition, prior to 2010, if you were misadvised of the immigration repercussions of a plea agreement, certain avenues for relief may also be available to you.  The process in both of these scenarios is called Post-Conviction relief, more commonly known as a “PCR.”

The Bahuriak Law Group has the expertise to file and facilitate a PCR on your behalf with the intention of setting aside an earlier conviction.  This process not only involves extensive legal writing and courtroom appearances, it also demands an extensive investigation in order to ensure that sufficient facts exist to prove you are eligible for relief.  In addition, in the event your previous plea agreement is set aside and vacated, you will still need to address the underlying charge.  From start to finish, this is a process the attorneys at the BLG have been successful with.

To find out more about the Bahuriak Law Group’s Criminal Immigration Practice, contact us at 215-413-1150 or contact us here.

 

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