United States v. Gonzales, No. 16-4318 (2d Cir. 2018)Annotate this Case
The Second Circuit vacated defendant's conviction for drug-related offenses based on the district court's failure to inform defendant of the immigration consequences of his plea. In this case, the district court acknowledged defendant's concerns regarding serious potential immigration consequences of his guilty plea, but took no action to remedy an earlier oversight or to inquire further. Therefore, the district court's failure to inform defendant violated his substantial rights. The court remanded for further proceedings.