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Immigrants & Pleas in Problem-Solving Courts: A Guide for Noncitizen Defendants & Their Advocates (Immigrant Defense Project)

  • Organization: Immigrant Defense Project, New York State Defenders Association
  • Document Type: Training materials
  • Date Created: Thursday, February 15, 2007
  • Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007
  • Attachment(s): LINK

Last Updated February 2007

This guide is for information purposes only and is not a substitute for legal advice.
The information here may no longer be up-to-date.
You should talk to a qualified immigration expert before agreeing to enter any plea or program.

Problem-solving courts can give some defendants a chance to participate in rehabilitation programs and rejoin their communities rather than face time in jail or prison. However, if you are a noncitizen, you might face deportation or other negative immigration consequences if you participate in certain problem-solving court programs. This guide explains why you are at risk, and what you and your attorney or reentry service provider can do to help you avoid these risks when working with problem-solving courts.

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