Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 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.