Appeals Court, December 29, 2015

The effective date for the 2004 amendments to G. L. c. 278, § 29D, as appearing in St. 2 2004, c. 225, § 1 is October 27, 2004, ninety days after its enactment. 

In pertinent part, the 2004 amendments provide the:

"court shall not accept a plea of guilty, a plea of nolo contendere, or an admission to sufficient facts from any defendant in any criminal proceeding unless the court advises such defendant of the following: 'If you are not a citizen of the United States, you are hereby advised that the acceptance by this court of your plea of guilty, plea of nolo contendere, or admission to sufficient facts may have consequences of deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization, pursuant to the  laws of  the United States'" (emphasis supplied).