§ 5.7 (A)
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(A) Avoiding a conviction if possible. There are a number of non-conviction alternative dispositions available in a criminal case, depending on the jurisdiction. Avoiding a conviction under the criminal law of the jurisdiction of conviction is not necessarily the same as avoiding a conviction under immigration law, as the two definitions of “conviction” are frequently not the same. See Chapter 7, infra. For a list of dispositions that do not constitute a conviction for immigration purposes, see § 5.27, infra. See also § § 7.21-7.37, infra.