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Guilty Plea Entered Fifteen Years Ago Vacated To Avoid Deportation

February 08, 2021

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Using a newly enacted 2019 Law, Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg was able to have his client’s fifteen-year-old conviction vacated and the Defendant resentenced to a Crime and Sentence that no longer mandated deportation. Our client, born in Lima, Peru, came to the United States with her parents on a temporary visa. After overstaying her visa, our client, now 37 years old with 3 children and gainfully employed, led a law-abiding life. However, at a young age, she did get involved in a criminal act in Queens which caused her to enter a plea to a Class “A” Misdemeanor. Now, fifteen years later, that guilty plea mandated deportation for our client who now resides in Miami, Florida. Based on the recommendation of an immigration attorney in Miami, Mr. Greenberg was retained and advised of a newly enacted New York Statute that the Legislature passed to relieve collateral consequences of a guilty plea regarding immigration status. Mr. Greenberg filed an extensive Motion, including the details of our client’s exemplary behavior since the time of the incident, and the Court granted our Motion; our client was permitted to withdraw her previous entered plea of guilty and the case was resolved in a manner that would no longer affect immigration status and saved her from deportation! Please contact Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Greenberg at (718) 268-0400 or visit us at if you have any questions regarding prior convictions, including marijuana convictions, and learn how these convictions can be set aside or reduced to avoid immigration consequences.