PBJ(c): A Powerful New Tool To Protect Non Citizens Charged With Crimes


Topic: PBJ

  • Mechanics of imposing MD’s new PBJ(c) disposition in criminal court
  • Which immigration consequences the PBJ(c) avoids; which it may not
  • Advocacy strategies for criminal defense & immigration counsel
  • The documents involved/how to prove the client received a PBJ(c)

Gabriela Kahrl, Esq.
Associate Director of the Chacón Center for Immigrant Justice

Stephanie Wolf, Esq.
Director, OPD Immigration Division


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$5  Non-Section Members
$10 Non-MSBA Members


Criminal practitioners, help track the efficacy and implementation of the PBJ(c) – Maryland now has a Probation Before Judgment disposition that can give noncitizens the same possibility of probation as citizens, to avoid having one mistake derail their whole lives. The new law creating the new PBJ(c) procedure went into effect on October 1st and is already protecting people from unintended deportation. The University of Maryland is conducting a survey of anyone who requests a PBJ(c) procedure, to make sure it is being applied equitably across the state.  Please help us by filling out the survey any time you requested a PBJc, whether it was granted or not!

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Oct 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST


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PBJ(c): A Powerful New Tool To Protect Non Citizens Charged With Crimes