BRENDA REYNALDA INZUNZA v. STATE OF TENNESSEE - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 7, 2013

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Patrick T. McNally, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brenda Reynalda Inzunza.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel E. Willis, Senior Counsel; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Rachel M. Sobrero, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): GLENN

The petitioner, Brenda Reynalda Inzunza, appeals the dismissal of her petition for postconviction relief as time-barred, arguing that her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance for failing to advise her of the deportation consequences of her guilty plea and that the statute of limitations should be tolled because Padilla v. Kentucky, 559 U.S. ___ , 130 S. Ct. 1476 (2010), announced a new rule of constitutional law that did not exist at the time she entered her plea. In the alternative, she argues that due process considerations should operate to toll the statute of limitations. Following our review, we affirm the summary dismissal of the petition.

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