I am facing minor theft charges In a municipal court. I am currently out on a $750 bond, Had my first court appearance the prosecution offered a deferred sentence considering my clean criminal record I asked for a continuance because I wanted to seek advice as to if this would hurt my DACA status. Granted a second continuance as Because the prosecutor wanted to look more into it as well considering that he did not want a deferred sentence to hurt me. I will appear in court today but I have not been able to find a pro bono attorney I want to know if I am able to except a deferred sentence for this case. Prosecutor is open to any friendly immigration plea
I've redirected your question to lawyers specializing in immigration matters coincident with criminal charges. Your question is far too important, especially in today's political climate, to be left to nonspecialists. Good luck to you.
Did you apply for a public defender?
You need to have a specific immigration "advisement" about how the charge will affect you. Theft charges frequently involve "moral turpitude" which can keep you from getting a green card later, or even a bond if ICE arrests you. For DACA, if it's a misdemeanor and you have nothing else on your record, this won't affect you. But for immigration purposes, a deferred judgment and sentence does not go away. This is serious, so please hire a criminal defense attorney and an immigration attorney. I'm in Denver.
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