Opinions – Maryland Court of Special Appeals: 2/7/11

Immigration Retroactivity of law BOTTOM LINE: The Supreme Court decision in Padilla v. Kentucky did not apply retroactively to defendant’s case and, therefore, defendant’s 1999 guilty plea was valid, even though he was not advised, prior to acceptance of his plea, of the immigration consequences attendant to his plea. CASE: Miller v. State, No. 1907, Sept. Term, 2009 ...

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