United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
345 F.3d 1148 (2003)
Lara-Chacon (defendant) was born in Mexico and entered the United States in 1970 as an immigrant. In 1999 he pleaded guilty to five counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering in violation of Arizona state law. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) then began removal proceedings based on charges of three aggravated felonies pursuant to the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (INA): money laundering in excess of $10,000, illicit trafficking in a controlled substance, and a controlled substance violation. The immigration judge dismissed the money laundering charge but found that Lara-Chacon's conviction constituted a violation of state law relating to a controlled substance, making Lara-Chacon removable under the INA. The Board of Immigration Appeals affirmed and Lara-Chacon appealed to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tashima, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 203,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,000 briefs, keyed to 188 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.