Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 5.7 (H)

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(H)  Minimizing other direct and indirect criminal consequences of the conviction.  There are a number of other possible statutory benefits and detriments that can greatly affect the defendant’s welfare, including youthful offender laws, drug addict rehabilitation laws, and the like.  Counsel may also attempt to influence the place of service of any confinement, as well as eligibility for the granting of probation or parole, including any minimum time that must be served before release on parole, and rules relating to stays of service of imprisonment, concurrent, and consecutive sentences.  The amount of actual custody served, as distinguished from the sentence nominally ordered, can have some immigration consequences.  See § § 10.73-10.75, infra.