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status. U.S. citizens are people who were either born in the U.S., have U.S. citizen parents, or who have gone through the naturalization process to become a citizen.
Legal residents are subject to deportation, whereas U.S. citizens cannot be deported, unless they obtained their status as a citizen fraudulently. Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen, and is charged with a crime, can face deportation if they plead guilty or nolo contendere (no contest), or are found guilty after a trial.
When someone is a legal resident, their attorney must warn them about the possibility of deportation when they decide to enter a plea in a criminal case. The trial judge is also required to make sure that the person understands that entering a plea could result in deportation if they are not a U.S. citizen. If the court fails to warn someone about the deportation consequences when entering a plea, the person could file a motion to withdraw a guilty plea if they meet certain requirements. The person must be able to demonstrate that:
- the court did not inform them of the deportation consequences as a result of the plea;
- they would not have taken the plea if they had been informed of the deportation consequences; and
- that they are subject to deportation because of the plea.
While legal residents can face the possibility of deportation if they enter a plea in a criminal case, under the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, Cubans were not deported for taking a plea when charged with a crime. Because of this aspect of the policy, many Cubans may have previously been advised by their attorneys that the plea would not subject them to deportation.
Orlando Probation Violation Lawyer
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FAILED A DRUG TEST WHILE ON PROBATION? I CAN HELP!
Accusations of probation violations have serious consequences, but you are not helpless to their consequences. You can fight back.
Contact the Law Office of Jessica Travis, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, and I can meet with you confidentially, discuss your options and help you limit — or eliminate — any negative consequences of an alleged probation violation.