U.S. Supreme Court rules Padilla Not Retroactive

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions In Atlanta, and across the country, representing clients in immigration removal proceedings with criminal convictions can be tricky. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Chaidaz v. U.S., _____ U.S. _____ (2013), is bound to make things even trickier. Far too often, we come across the non-citizen client who has […]

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No Deportation for Small Amount of Marijuana

A man here in Georgia was stopped by the police who then found 1.3 grams of marijuana  Little did he know that he would soon face deportation for this small amount of marijuana.  Georgia has limited tolerance when it comes to drugs, and the State believed the man possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute it. […]

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