Noncitizens Charged with Crimes Need Effective Legal Representation
If you are a noncitizen, and even if you have been living lawfully in the United States for years under a green card, you need effective legal counsel if you intend to plead guilty to certain crimes and offenses since you can be subject to deportation.
Speak Up to Lawyer Up or What You Say Can Be Used Against You
Silence is not enough to invoke right to remain silent after being advised of Miranda rights.
No Deportation for Subsequent, Unenhanced Simple Drug Possession Convictions
A second or subsequent state court unenhanced conviction for simple drug possession is not an "aggravated felony" which would permit deportation or prevent re-entry into the United States.
March 27, 2014