Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 5.5 II. Criminal Defense of Current Case

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Part I of this book is primarily focused on criminal defense of a current criminal case: what criminal defense counsel must do differently for an immigrant client than for a client who is a United States citizen.  Sometimes, a client will also need post-conviction relief.  Sometimes, an immigrant client will be placed in immigration proceedings.  The most common situation, however, will be the defense of one or more criminal cases in criminal court.