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HB1049: No Plea Bargain For Undocumented Persons

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: HB1049
Year: 2009
ACLU Position: Active Oppose
Sponsors: Rep. May; Sen. Harvey


Requires that a trial judge may not accept a plea of guilty from a defendant who is an undocumented immigrant to a charge of third degree criminal charge. The trial judge may accept such a plea upon a good faith representation that: the attorney could not establish a prima facie case in a trial, and the plea is not intended to permit the defendant to avoid removal from the country.

Read the bill here.

Current Status:

01/29/2009 Postponed Indefinitely in House Judiciary Committee

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