November 2009 Nan-Hui Jo leaves for Korea with her daughter to escape physically and emotionally abusive relationship.
July 2014 Nan-Hui arrives at Hawai’i with her daughter on a short-term visa. She is arrested and detained immediately. Her daughter is handed over to her ex-partner.
December 15, 2014 Nan-Hui is tried for ‘child abduction.’ The jury cannot come to a verdict, resulting in a hung jury.
February 24, 2015 Yolo County District Attorney begins re-trial of Nan-Hui’s ‘child abduction’ case.
March 3, 2015 The jury comes to an unanimous guilty verdict. Judge orders Nan-Hui to probation until her sentencing date on April 1.
April 1, 2015 Nan-Hui retains a new criminal attorney, Dennis Riordan, and motion for continuance is granted. Nan-Hui’s sentencing date is postponed to April 28th.
April 28, 2015 Nan-Hui’s sentencing date. The judge lowers Nan-Hui’s conviction to a misdemeanor and sentences her to 175 days, crediting her with time served for the eight months she already spent in county custody, plus three years of probation, making her eligible for immediate release. Nan-Hui is released from jail, but picked up from the jail lobby by ICE agents after spending a brief 30 minutes with her supporters.
July 20, 2015 Nan-Hui’s first deportation hearing in San Francisco. Hearing postponed.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
Click the image to see a detailed infographic about the possible paths and outcomes of Nan-Hui’s legal cases. (Artist credit: Dillon Sung)