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Remedy For Improper Guilty Pleas

Concerning a remedy for improperly entered guilty pleas.
2022 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The act finds that some criminal defendants were not effectively advised of immigration consequences to a guilty plea, and therefore, these defendants did not knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily enter a guilty plea. The act authorizes these persons to petition the court for an order vacating the guilty plea.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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