That depends on the language of the statute you plead no contest to. No, ICE does not usually show up during sentencing hearings.
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Consult an immigration attorney.
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Without knowing the exact statute you are being charged with its difficult to be certain, but most solicitation charges ARE of moral turpitude. There's even a 9 th circuit case that addresses a California statute. If the terms of the agreement are crafted correctly, you may either avoid a crime of moral turpitude or may qualify for the petty offense exception, depending on your criminal history. A true diversion might be a great deal but you must make sure it's crafted correctly and you cannot plead guilty or no contest. Frankly you need a good immigration attorney who knows criminal issues in your jurisdiction. I strongly recommend you seek an attorney in this case. You can really come out on top in this case, no pun intended, with a good crimmigration attorney.