Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
04-10-2012, 02:50 PM #1
N.H. court says deportation warning not necessary
NH court says deportation warning not necessary
April 10, 2012
CONCORD, N.H.—The New Hampshire Supreme Court is upholding the shoplifting conviction of a woman who argues she was not told she could be deported before pleading no contest to the charge.
Deicy (DAY-cee) Ortiz says she wasn't told before entering her plea in 2007 that deportation was a possible consequence.
The court says, however, that deportation is a collateral consequence of a plea and not something courts have to warn defendants about.
Courts need only advise defendants about the things judges control -- such as the maximum sentences that can be imposed and whether the plea is voluntary.
Ortiz's conviction predates a new requirement enacted in November 2010 that asks defendants to sign an acknowledgement that deportation is a potential consequence of a plea of guilty or no contest.
NH court says deportation warning not necessary - Boston.comNO AMNESTY
DON'T REWARD THE CRIMINAL ACTIONS OF MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
BY GIVING THEM CITIZENSHIP
Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn
Sign in and post comments.