Plea Withdraw if Defendant Not Warned of Adverse Immigration Risks

It is quite common for our office to receive phone calls from people who face deportation for a conviction that took place five, ten or even fifteen years earlier.  The caller will tell us he or she never had any idea that deportation was a consequence of the conviction. The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized that such a penalty must be explicitly discussed and when the plea is taken, the defendant must be admonished of this issue.  To read more about this issue, click on the following link.

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