Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 8.44 1. Criminal Consequences

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Counsel must, as usual, fully advise the client concerning the criminal consequences of the disposition.[86]  Because the disposition may have a great effect on whether an immigration hold is lodged against the client, the immigration consequences of the disposition will have a great and direct effect on many aspects of sentence, such as eligibility for parole, drug treatment programs, half-way houses, and the like.  See § 8.53, infra, Chapter 6, supra.

[86] A. Amsterdam, I Trial Manual for the Defense of Criminal Cases [205] (1988).