Are you or a loved one facing deportation after pleading guilty? The experienced deportation defense attorneys at Godoy Law Office can provide conviction relief for legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants who are not warned of the immigration consequences or deportation risks of a criminal plea. Reach out to us now to schedule a consultation with an Oak Brook Padilla appeals lawyer.
The United States Supreme Court in Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, 559 U.S. 356 (2010), decided that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea.
Under Padilla, where the immigration consequences are clear, attorneys must advise their criminal clients that deportation “will” result from a conviction. Where the immigration consequences of a conviction are unclear or uncertain, attorneys must advise that deportation “may” result. Finally, attorneys must give their clients some advice about deportation. The attorney cannot remain silent about deportation. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating post-conviction petitions, appeals, and motions to vacate based on Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Additionally, in Illinois, the attorneys at Godoy Law Office can file for conviction relief based on Illinois law. The law requires that judges admonish legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants that conviction for the offense may result in deportation, exclusion from admission in the United States, or denial of naturalization before accepting a guilty plea to a misdemeanor or felony offense.
No one wants the threat of deportation looming over them. For the peace of mind and dedicated help you deserve, speak with an Oak Brook Padilla appeals lawyer. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.