The Second Department determined defendant should be given the opportunity to move to vacate his guilty plea on the ground he was not informed of the deportation consequences:
The defendant contends that his plea of guilty was not knowing, voluntary, and intelligent because the record demonstrates that the Supreme Court never advised him of the possibility that he would be deported as a consequence of his plea. In People v Peque (22 NY3d 168), the Court of Appeals held that, as a matter of fundamental fairness, due process requires that a court apprise a noncitizen pleading guilty to a felony of the possibility of deportation as a consequence of the plea of guilty … . A defendant seeking to vacate a plea based on this defect must demonstrate that there is a reasonable probability that he or she would not have pleaded guilty and would instead have gone to trial had the court warned of the possibility of deportation … .
Here, the record does not demonstrate that the Supreme Court mentioned the possibility of deportation as a consequence of the defendant’s plea. People v Singh, 2017 NY Slip Op 01235, 2nd Dept 2-15-17
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