You should seek the help of an immigration lawyer when you are in this situation.
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I agree with my coleagues. Immigration law treats criminala djudications differently then criminal law. You should discuss this issue with your criminal attorney who can then guide you with the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney. The USSC in Padilla case decided that criminal attorneys now have an affirmative duty to provide guidance to aliens in criminal court. If you have the PD representing you, most PD offices now have immigration attorneys who assist with consultations. Good luck.
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In addition to what my colleagues said, it also depends on the classification of the criminal offense (Class A, B, C). You should seek an immigration attorney in your state because each state has offenses that may have different consequences, according to its application to Federal law.
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