This article is published on my Linkedin profile relating to “misinformation” promulgated under Penal Code section 1000.4 that indicates that “successful completion of deferred entry of judgment shall not be used in any way that could result in a denial of employment, benefit, license, or certificate.” We know that non-citizen defendants may suffer severe immigration consequences despite the advice under Penal Code section 1000.4. We also know that defendants who hold professional licenses or state licenses in other jurisdictions are likely to suffer an impact despite 1000.4’s promise of immunity from collateral consequences. Here’s what can be done:
Domenic J. Lombardo (Attorney at Law), graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), earning a B.A. in Economics-Business, before graduating with his J.D. from University of California, Hastings School of Law. He passed the California Bar Examination on the first try, and immediately began practicing as a criminal defense attorney in San Diego, California. Mr. Lombardo worked as a defense lawyer at the San Diego Office of the Public Defender from 1991 to early 1996. He opened his own firm in 1996 where he practices to this day focusing exclusively on defending criminal matters.