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    The minimum and maximum term of imprisonment and fine or restitution that may be ordered, any mandatory punishment, and the possibility of forfeiture of assets;

  • 2.

    The potential for recidivist sentencing, including habitual offender statutes and sentencing enhancements, and all other applicable sentencing statutes or case law;

  • 3.

    If a plea involving community supervision or deferred adjudication community supervision is under consideration, the permissible conditions of community supervision with which the client must comply in order to avoid revocation or adjudication;

  • 4.

    If a plea involving deferred adjudication community supervision is under consideration, special considerations regarding such a plea including sentencing alternatives in the event a motion to adjudicate is granted and the unavailability of a pardon;

  • 5.

    If a plea of no contest is under consideration, differences between a no contest plea and a guilty plea including the potential collateral uses of such a plea in subsequent judicial proceedings;

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    Any registration requirements including sex offender registration and job-specific notification requirements;

  • 7.

    The availability of appropriate diversion and rehabilitation programs;

  • 8.

    The possible and likely place and manner of confinement;

  • 9.

    The effects of good-time or earned-time credits on the sentence of the client, the period

that must be served according to statute before the client becomes eligible for parole, and the general range of sentences for similar offenses committed by defendants with similar backgrounds;

  • 10.

    Whether the sentence will run concurrently or consecutively to any past or current sentence and, if known, to any future sentence;

  • 11.

    Possible revocation of probation, possible revocation of first offender status, or possible revocation of parole status if the client is serving a prior sentence on a parole status;

12. The possibility that an adjudication or admission of the offense could be used for cross- examination or sentence enhancement in the event of future criminal cases;

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    Deportation and other possible immigration consequences that may result from the plea;

  • 14.

    Other consequences of conviction including, but not limited to, ineligibility for professional licensure and various government programs; prohibition from possessing a firearm; suspension of a motor vehicle operator’s license; civil monetary penalties; loss of civil rights; and potential federal prosecutions;

  • 15.

    The effect on appellate rights; and

  • 16.

    That plea bargains are not binding on the court.


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