It is quite common for criminal defense attorneys to handle cases for those charged with a crime that is considered an aggravated felony under federal immigration law, but can be resolved in state court with no jail time. Indeed, for those charged with such crimes, such as possession of a controlled substance (other than marijuana), the primary concern is avoiding jail time so he or she can continue working to support a family who depends upon such income. In the following case summary, a young person was charged with such a crime and took the expedient route – formal probation and no jail, only to be subject to deportation proceedings. How did his claim of incorrect immigration advice fare in court? To read about this case, click on the following link.