Crimes of Moral Turpitude


§ 10.32 B. Reopening Criminal Proceedings

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Where a conviction has been vacated on a ground of legal invalidity, and a federal sentence depends upon that conviction, it should be possible to reopen the federal sentencing proceedings and obtain a new sentence rendered without regard to the conviction that has been vacated.[306]


[306] See N. Tooby, Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants § 6.11 (2004).



Ninth Circuit

United States v. Barrios-Siguenza, 747 F.3d 1222, 1223 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2014) (We were assured at oral argument that Barrios will return for trial should the government choose to retry him and parole him into the country for that purpose. Cf. United States v. Leal"Del Carmen, 697 F.3d 964, 975 (9th Cir. 2012) (discussing the Attorney General's authority to parole aliens into the country to testify in criminal prosecutions (citing 8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(5)(A))). Given the government's authority to permit Barrios to return for retrial, and counsel's assurances that Barrios would be willing to do so, this case is unlikely to languish for an indefinite period before the district court, should the government choose to retry Barrios.).