Just yesterday, The New Jersey Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the consolidated cases of Gaitan and Gouldbourne. In a very simple nutshell, the court decided that Padilla vs. Kentucky announced a new constitutional rule of law that does not apply retroactively. Once the opinion is fully digested by this writer, more information will follow. However, suffice to say, this is not a good development for individuals who were not properly advised to immigration consequences prior to pleading guilty….
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