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Fox News Interviews Robert G. Stahl, Esq. on Plea Reversal for Gen. Michael Flynn

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Criminal Defense Law Firm News, Guilty Plea, Plea Agreement on Thursday, February 22, 2018

In coverage on Gen. Michael Flynn options for withdrawing a guilty plea in the Robert Mueller investigation, Fox News reached out to Attorney Robert Stahl for insights on plea reversals. In Alex Pappas' Feb. 20, 2018 article, "Flynn urged by supporters to withdraw guilty plea as judge's actions raise eyebrows,", Robert Stahl was quoted as saying:

"Withdrawing a federal plea is extremely rare and very difficult."

"There are lots of factors that go into a decision to plead guilty … In Flynn's case, there are also the factors of other potential charges that were not pursued by the government in exchange for his plea entered."

Tags: Criminal Defense Law Firm News, Guilty Plea, Plea Agreement

Restrictions on International Travel Due to a Criminal Conviction

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Guilty Plea, Conviction, Loss of Rights, Probation, Parole, Travel, Firearms, Voting Rights, Suspension of Professional Licenses on Thursday, November 9, 2017

When someone is facing criminal charges they usually worry about the effects on family, reputation and their freedom. And while one’s freedom is of primary importance, there are also serious collateral consequences from a guilty plea or conviction. The loss of voting rights, inability to own firearms, loss or suspension of professional licenses and freedom of movement are some of the long-lasting effects of a criminal record.

Tags: Guilty Plea, Conviction, Loss of Rights, Probation, Parole, Travel, Firearms, Voting Rights, Suspension of Professional Licenses

When An Attorney’s Advice About the “Risk” of Immigration Consequences May Constitute Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

By Laura K. Gasiorowski Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Deportation, Non-Citizens, Noncitizens, Immigration, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Guilty Plea, Sentencing, Sentence on Monday, September 25, 2017

Criminal defense attorneys representing non-citizen defendants are obligated to provide advice regarding the immigration consequences of a plea or guilty verdict.  The Supreme Court’s decision in Padilla made it clear that failure to do so constitutes ineffective assistance of counsel. 

Tags: Deportation, Non-Citizens, Noncitizens, Immigration, Criminal Law, Criminal Defense, Guilty Plea, Sentencing, Sentence

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