Judge Alan J. Meyer
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- His criminal convictions stemming from domestic violence incidents on Staten Island almost a decade ago has a Polish immigrant facing deportation. And a Staten Island judge has refused to throw Sebastian Latalski a lifeline.
Criminal Court Judge Alan J. Meyer recently rejected Latalski's motion to vacate his pleas, ruling the court warned him of possible deportation when he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor criminal contempt in two cases in 2004.
Latalski sought to have the convictions tossed, arguing that his lawyer failed to advise him, as required by law, of the potential deportation consequences in pleading guilty.
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By Frank Donnelly/Staten Island Advance