Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 5.28 (F)

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(F)  Unrelated Offenses.  If no safe haven can be found in this range of offenses, it may be necessary to find a completely unrelated safe haven and try to sell the prosecution and court on it as a plea bargain, if deportation is to be avoided.  This practice is not uncommon for relatively minor offenses.  For example, in California, a plea to disturbing the peace is a common unrelated lesser offense to an original charge of soliciting an act of prostitution.