Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 8.7 A. In General

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For criminal cases in general, Professor Amsterdam has offered a comprehensive list of “[f]actors affecting the choice to plead guilty.”[12]  This discussion will focus on a subset of these factors that have special bearing on the noncitizen criminal defendant.

[12] A. Amsterdam, I Trial Manual for the Defense of Criminal Cases [202], pp. 340, et seq.  (1988).