Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 3.7 1. Special Considerations

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Foreign-born clients face special obstacles in the criminal justice system.[10]  Before conducting the first client interview, consider the following factors:


[10] Messier, Alien Defendants in Criminal Proceedings: Justice Shrugs, 36 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 1395 (Fall 1999) (well-researched article discusses different problems noncitizen defendants face, with interesting sections on misinterpretation of a defendant’s behavior/demeanor, and language/interpreter problems).