Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 2.31 2. During Plea Negotiations

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Criminal lawyers should be fully aware during plea negotiations, and make sure the client is fully aware, not only of the direct penal consequences of the case but also the “other consequences of conviction such as deportation, and civil disabilities . . . .”[42]


[42] National Legal Aid and Defender’s Ass’n, Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representation, Guideline 6.2(a)(3).