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Calif. court gives immigrants a chance to change pleas


April 03, 2001
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Calif. court gives immigrants a chance to change pleas

April 3, 2001
(SAN FRANCISCO) – The California Supreme Court has ruled that immigrant criminal defendants can withdraw guilty pleas if their lawyers failed to advise them that admitting to a crime would automatically lead to their being deported.

But the 4-3 decision set another requirement, that the defendants must also demonstrate that they have a good chance of acquittal if they go to tr...

Full story: Calif. court gives immigrants a chance to change pleas





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