DUI Conviction: Case Study

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A DUI can hinder your license and insurance, but a DUI conviction as a non U.S. citizen or resident can bring further severe consequences. In 2010, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. constitution requires defense counsel to provide affirmative advice to a noncitizen defendant regarding the immigration consequences of a guilty plea. In New Jersey, Municipal Court Judges are now required to make it absolutely clear that you know those immigration consequences. This guarantees that the defendant will be aware of the consequences so there will be no undo once defendant pleas guilty. What Is A Judge Required To Tell You? 1. A judge is required to tell you that pleading guilty to a conviction such as a DUI may result in immigration consequences. 2.…show more content…
You have the right to see an immigration attorney regarding those potential consequences. Throughout the court process the defendant will be informed of this at least three times, during the opening statement, the first appearance, and as part of any guilty
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