senate Bill S596

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires court to advise aliens of deportation consequences of guilty plea; allows guilty plea withdrawal

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to codes
Jan 07, 2015 referred to codes

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S596 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4608
Current Committee:
Senate Codes
Law Section:
Criminal Procedure Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง170.10, 180.10 & 210.15, CP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3154
2011-2012: S350
2013-2014: S860, A5279
2017-2018: S4958, S8692, A1912
2019-2020: S1748
2021-2022: S3004

S596 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a court to advise a defendant that if he or she is an alien and he or she is convicted of a crime, whether by plea or trial, such conviction may result in his or her deportation; allows a withdrawal of a plea of guilty by an alien if such alien is threatened with deportation and such alien is not so advised of such threat of deportation.

S596 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S596 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   596

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes

AN ACT to amend the criminal procedure law, in relation to requiring  an
  advisement  by  the  court  regarding  the possible consequences to an
  alien of the acceptance of a plea of guilty to a crime under state law

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.    Legislative  finding and declaration.   The legislature
finds and declares that in many instances involving an individual who is
not a citizen of the United States charged with an offense punishable as
a crime under state law, a plea of guilty is entered without the defend-
ant knowing that a conviction of such offense is  grounds  for  deporta-
tion, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of natur-
alization  pursuant  to the laws of the United States.  Therefore, it is
the intent of the legislature by enacting this act to  promote  fairness
to  such  accused individuals by requiring in such cases that acceptance
of a guilty plea be preceded by an appropriate warning  of  the  special
consequences for such a defendant which may result from the plea.  It is
also  the  intent  of the legislature that the court in such cases shall
grant the defendant a reasonable amount of time to  negotiate  with  the
prosecutor  in  the  event  the defendant or the defendant's counsel was
unaware of the possibility of deportation, exclusion from  admission  to
the   United  States,  or  denial  of  naturalization  as  a  result  of
conviction. It is further the intent of the legislature that at the time
of the plea no defendant shall be required to disclose his or her  legal
status to the court.
  S 2.  Subdivision 4 of section 170.10 of the criminal procedure law is
amended by adding two new paragraphs (f) and (g) to read as follows:
  (F)  WHERE THE ACCUSATORY INSTRUMENT IS AN INFORMATION, A PROSECUTOR'S
INFORMATION OR A MISDEMEANOR COMPLAINT, BEFORE ACCEPTING A PLEA OF GUIL-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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