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If a permanent resident was arrested and is awaiting deportation can the judge make him face the charges before deporting him?

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He was arrested on felony delivery of controlled substance 4g to 400g. He was sent to jail and then sent to South Texas Detention Center awaiting deportation. He has not seen the judge yet and is afraid that the judge may make him deal with the charges in Texas before deporting him. He wants to be deported, he is not trying to fight the charges.

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Yes he will be required to face the charges. If his attorney can talk to the DA and allow his deportation maybe they won't prosecute him. But, that is highly unlikely.


Erick Platten
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Yes he can. The deportation has nothing to do with how the criminal cases handled.

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