Vermont Resources

  1. Immigration Consequences of Select Vermont Criminal Offenses Reference Chart - [Note:  This chart is being updated and will be available soon.]
  2. Immigration Consequences of Specific Vermont Dispositions
  3. Vermont Attorney General Bias-Free Policing Policy
  4. Immigration advisement statute 
  •  13 V.S.A. § 6565: 

"(c)(1) Prior to accepting a plea of guilty or a plea of nolo contendere from a defendant in a criminal proceeding pursuant to Rule 11 of the Vermont Rules of Criminal Procedure, the court shall address the defendant personally in open court, informing the defendant and determining that the defendant understands that, if he or she is not a citizen of the United States, admitting to facts sufficient to warrant a finding of guilt or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a crime may have the consequences of deportation or denial of United States citizenship.

(2) If the court fails to advise the defendant in accordance with this subsection, and he or she later at any time shows that the plea and conviction may have or has had a negative consequence regarding his or her immigration status, the court, upon the defendant's motion, shall vacate the judgment and permit the defendant to withdraw the plea or admission and enter a plea of not guilty."

(Effective September 1, 2006). 

  •  V.R.Cr.P. Rule 11(c)(7):

"[I]f the defendant is not a citizen of the United States, admitting to facts sufficient to warrant a finding of guilt or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to a crime may have the consequences of deportation or denial of United States citizenship." 

  • Lamoille County Superior Court Order granting post-conviction relief petition based on the district court's failure to substantially comply with immigration advisement statute and rule. Dated: December 3, 2008.

Contact Information

Office of the Defender General
6 Baldwin Street, 4th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05633-3301
(802) 828-3168
(802) 828-3163 (fax)

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