Articles Posted in Idaho Supreme Court - Criminal

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Appellant Miguel Cosio-Nava pled guilty in 2014 to the felony offense of domestic battery with traumatic injury, in violation of Idaho Code sections 18-903 and 18-918(2). Cosio was a Mexican citizen who had been in the United States since 1992 as a Legal Permanent Resident (“LPR”). At his sentencing hearing, the court discussed immigration issues with Cosio and his trial counsel. Cosio appealed the district court’s dismissal of his petition for post-conviction relief, in which he alleged that trial counsel provided him ineffective assistance by failing to advise him of the immigration consequences of pleading guilty. After review of the district court record, the Supreme Court found no error in the dismissal of Cosio's petition for relief and affirmed. View "Cosio-Nava v. Idaho" on Justia Law