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Referral Guidelines:

  • Vacatur of plea/sentence reduction must clearly improve immigration situation (e.g., avoid deportation, remove bar to green card, make eligible for discretionary relief/waiver, etc.)
  • No more than one felony conviction requiring 440 relief, or two misdemeanors/violations (unless case presents extremely unusual equities). Separate cases resolved at one hearing count as one conviction.
  • If sentence date on problematic conviction was prior to March 31, 2010, and lawyer failed to advise (as opposed to misadvice), client must currently have significant equities and/or another viable legal claim to overcome non-retroactivity hurdle.
  • If client lacks lawful status, s/he must have an articulable path to lawful/stable status.
  • It is possible to refer trial cases if you can identify a reasonable alternative disposition that defense counsel could have negotiated.
  • If your client has an open criminal case, and is either not in proceedings or not detained, please wait to refer for a 440 motion on a prior conviction until s/he resolves the open case. If your client is in proceedings and detained with an open criminal case, do not wait to refer for a 440 motion. In that event, disclose the open case on the referral form, and describe the anticipated disposition and its impact on the 440 motion.
  • You must provide all dispositions and/or criminal history report for your client, as well as the court file and minutes for the conviction requiring PCR.

PCR Referral Form
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Inquiry Source
Attorney First Name*
Attorney Last Name*
Organization/Firm Name
Your Email*
Your Phone*
Client First Name*
Client Last Name*
Immigration Contacts
Custody Location
Current Immigration Status*
Current Imm. Status (if Other)
Client Date of Current Immigration Status*
Client Date of Entry
Client Manner of Entry (ILS)
Manner of Entry (if Other)
Last Exit/Entry to U.S.
Client Date of Birth (ILS)*
Client Country of Birth (ILS)
Alien Number
County of Case (Select Non-NY if applicable)*
Crim Trial Docket Number*
Statute/Subsection of Conviction*
Level of Charge
Criminal Trial Disposition*
Offense Commission Date*
Date of Plea/Verdict*
Date of Sentence*
Sentence imposed*
If resentenced, new sentence
Represented By
Prior 440 Motion Filed?
Motion Must-File Date
Reason for Filing Deadline*Help
Court & Conviction History*
Conviction Imm Consequences*Help
Proposed Alternate Dispositions w/ consequences
Legal Basis for PCR ReliefHelp
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