Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 8.62 (B)

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(B)  Warning: Many Dispositions that are not Convictions Under State Law Constitute Damaging Convictions Under Federal Immigration Law.  When negotiating a non-criminal disposition, defense counsel must ensure that it does not in fact constitute a conviction under immigration law.  See § 7.10, supra.  In addition, counsel must also ensure it does not entail an admission of facts that might trigger conduct-based immigration consequences that do not require a conviction.  See § 7.7, supra.