Lee v. US

(United States Supreme Court) – In a criminal case in which defendant was advised by counsel to plead guilty to possessing ecstasy with intent to distribute, an ‘aggravated felony’ that subjected defendant to removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. section 1101(a)(43)(B), the sentence and conviction are vacated where defendant has demonstrated that he was prejudiced by his counsel’s erroneous advice that he would not be deported as a result of pleading guilty.