immigration consequences

Immigration Consequences for Non-Citizens Facing Criminal Charges

Certain criminal convictions can have immigration consequences such as deportation, denial of admission or naturalization for any non-citizen. A defendant’s particular category of non-citizenship may affect the specific consequences of an arrest or conviction. What are the categories of non-citizens? Legal Permanent Residents, also known as “Green Card holders” Visa Holders include individuals in the country on valid visas: visitor …

presentence report

What Is a Presentence Investigation Report? | Federal and State Presentence Reports

What is a Presentence Investigation Report? A Presentence Investigation Report, commonly known as a PSI in state court, is a document that judges use to help assess a defendant’s punishment for a crime. The analogous document in the federal system is commonly referred to as the Presentence Report or (PSR). A PSI or PSR details the defendant’s background and criminal …