NY Times: New York Judges Must Warn About Deportation
According to The New York Times, the state’s highest court ruled that New York judges must warn immigrant defendants that they face deportation if they plead guilty to a felony. One of the defense lawyers in the case stated that this decision will put “some teeth” into this requirement that is sometimes skipped by judges.
Ohio has had this rule for a number of years. The law of Ohio includes a provision that if the record is not clear the presumption is the warning was not given.