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Alameda County Guidelines Regarding the Consideration of Collateral Immigration Consequences During Plea Negotiations

"As the law has evolved in this area, it has become apparent that it is appropriate to consider collateral consequences associated with a conviction when seeking to arrive at a just resolution of a criminal case. To that end, these broad guidelines are offered as a guide to what might be appropriate...

Quick Plea Deals Can Grease Deportation Skids

"In 2010, many commonwealth’s attorneys across Virginia began automatically waiving jail time for mostly minor, misdemeanor offenses to save money. When prosecutors automatically waive jail time, judges no longer have to provide defendants with lawyers, potentially saving the state millions...

Wisconsin Sup. Ct. on Court Advisals: State v. Valadez

State v. Valadez, Jan. 28, 2016 - "Ms. Valadez has fulfilled the statutory requirements for withdrawing her pleas. The circuit court failed to give the warning required by Wis. Stat. § 971.08(1)(c) and Ms. Valadez's guilty pleas are "likely" to result in her exclusion from admission...