You should never accept a plea of guilty to a criminal offense unless you know whether or not it will result in deportation. It is important to understand that Illinois offers “supervision” for many misdemeanor offenses which, under Illinois law, do not constitute a conviction, but do constitute convictions under Immigration law. If you are presently facing criminal charges, you should obtain an opinion letter from Chicago Immigration Advocates Law Offices so that you will know whether your plea of guilty will result in deportation proceedings – in many instances, we can recommend alternative charges and/or sentences which will not result in deportation.