§802E-2 Court advisement concerning alien status required prior to the commencement of trial, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or admission of guilt or sufficient facts. Prior to the commencement of trial, entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or admission of guilt or sufficient facts to any offense punishable as a crime under state law, except offenses designated as infractions under state law, the court shall administer the following advisement on the record to the defendant:
If you are not a citizen of the United States, whether or not you have lawful immigration status, you have the right to receive advice from your attorney about the specific impact that this case will have, if any, on your immigration status. The entry of a guilty or nolo contendere plea, admission of guilt or sufficient facts, or conviction, deferred judgment, or deferred sentence may have the consequences of your immediate detention, deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization pursuant to the laws of the United States. In some cases, detention and deportation from the United States will be required. Your lawyer must investigate and advise you about these issues prior to the commencement of trial, entry of a guilty or nolo contendere [plea], or admission of guilt or sufficient facts to any offense punishable as a crime under state law, other than those offenses designated as infractions. You are not required to disclose your immigration or citizenship status to the court.
Upon request, the court shall allow the defendant additional time to consider the appropriateness of the plea in light of the advisement as described in this section. [L 1988, c 382, pt of §1; am L 2013; c 279, §2]
Where trial court failed to recite on the record the advisement concerning alien status to defendant as required by the plain language of this section, and the standard set forth in §802E-3 mandates that the trial court either advise the defendant as required by this section or "vacate the judgment and permit the defendant to withdraw the plea of nolo contendere and enter a plea of not guilty", judgment vacated and defendant permitted to withdraw nolo contendere plea and enter a plea of not guilty. 108 H. 162, 118 P.3d 645 (2005).