The Public Defender representing your husband must be aware of the immigration consequences of any possible disposition of your husband's case. Most Public Defenders do not have detailed understanding in this area.
Your husband has issues relating to removability for conviction of a crime of domestic violence, crime involving moral turpitude [felony or misdemeanor], crime of violence which could be an aggravated felony depending on the sentence imposed, whether your husband will have any relief available if he is put into removal proceedings. What I'm saying is that the issues are complicated. Consult with an immigration lawyer. Be prepared to pay for assistance. Don't just hope the Public Defender knows what he's doing.
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Such cases cannot be answered unless you get an immigration lawyer research and prepare an advisory opinion. Sorry to hear about the situation.
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