Criminal Charges, Even Minor and Even in the Event of Dismissal, Can Have Serious Immigration Consequences.
In fact, many seemingly minor charges can have serious immigration consequences. In other words, criminal charges can result in removal and/or inadmissibility. Moreover, these immigration consequences may result even when the charges are ultimately dismissed.
This means than are far fewer plea options for non-citizens since some pleas, even when they ultimately result in a dismissal of the charges and no criminal penalties to speak of, are simply not available to non-citizens.
It is very important to fully understand the options available to non-citizens. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help.