Unsuspecting Consequences of the Criminal Convictions on the Noncitizen
Rhode Island’s reckless driving statute should not be a crime of violence.
John R. Grasso, Esq.
The old adage: “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” does not apply to criminal lawyers and their noncitizen clients. Even the most favorable pleas to a criminal charge might seal the fate of the noncitizen. Lawyers commonly assist their clients with making an informed decision about whether to take a plea. This otherwise well-advised advice usually follows a careful evaluation of the strength of their defense and the risks of going to trial. In the case of noncitizens, however, this equation is often entirely different.
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