Guilty Plea

Restrictions on International Travel Due to a Criminal Conviction

When someone is facing criminal charges they usually worry about the effects on family, reputation and their freedom. And while one’s freedom is of primary importance, there are also serious collateral consequences from a guilty plea or conviction. The loss of voting rights, inability to own firearms, loss or suspension of professional licenses and freedom of movement are some of the long-lasting effects of a criminal record.

By |2022-06-08T21:16:15-04:00November 8th, 2017|Criminal Charges, Felony, Penalties|0 Comments

When An Attorney’s Advice About the “Risk” of Immigration Consequences May Constitute Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Criminal defense attorneys representing non-citizen defendants are obligated to provide advice regarding the immigration consequences of a plea or guilty verdict.  The Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla made it clear that failure to do so constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. 

By |2023-10-02T17:23:32-04:00September 25th, 2017|Felony, Sentencing|0 Comments
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