People v. Villa, A111891
In challenge to 1989 guilty plea based on defendant's claim he received incorrect advice from his attorney regarding the immigration consequences of his plea, denial of petition for writ of error coram nobis is affirmed as: 1) a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel is not cognizable on coram nobis; and 2) although defendant had the ability to pursue his ineffective assistance claim in a habeas petition, he did not adequately allege a basis for habeas relief.
- Decided 03/09/2007
- Published 03/09/2007
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellant:
- Rodney Richard Jones, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Appellant.
- For Appellees:
- Bill Lockyer, Attorney General of the State of California, Robert R. Anderson, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Gerald A. Engler, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Stan Helfman, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Christopher J. Wei, Deputy Attorney General, for Respondent.