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Remedying Improper Guilty Pleas

Concerning a remedy for improperly entered guilty pleas, and in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill finds that some criminal defendants who, when they entered a guilty plea in connection with a deferred judgment or had charges related to drugs dismissed under a since repealed provision of law, were not advised that there may be adverse immigration consequences that attach to the plea even if the plea is later withdrawn and the case is dismissed. These defendants did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter the plea of guilty as required by law or understand the consequences of the dismissal. The bill authorizes these persons to petition the court for an order vacating the guilty plea and establishes procedures for such petitions.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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