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Enhanced sentencing for undocumented felons

On July 1, 2017, a new law went into effect in Tennessee that could result in longer prison sentences for illegal aliens who are convicted of felonies. The law allows judges to consider immigration status as a sentence enhancement factor. Previously, judges could consider immigration status as a sentence enhancement factor only for felons who were under removal orders.

Why You Should Attend TACDL's Year End Seminar Seminar

In today's criminal justice system, most cases are resolved  by a plea bargain agreement. Sentencing advocacy is a must. Last week, I saw a sentencing hearing by a civil lawyer that was far below substandard. An experienced criminal defense lawyer must be well versed in sentencing law, probation issues, and plea agreements with noncitizens.


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