Washington State reduces maximum possible misdemeanor jail sentence by one day to 364 days. Hoorah!! If only all States would d


I can't tell you how many times I've met immigrants who received 12 months, all suspended (meaning the Criminal Judge wanted no jail time), who then face deportation because they have a one year sentence. 

Even prosecutors and Judges will later admit to not wanting the person deported when the sentence was handed down.

The change in the State of Washington will prevent unintended consequences such as deportation for many immigrants (legal and illegal) who don't deserve to be deported.

Ricky Malik, Esq.