§ 10.16 (A)
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(A) In General. While most adverse immigration consequences of sentence are triggered by court-ordered sentence of a certain length, a few are triggered by actual service of a certain length of time in custody as a result of one or more convictions. See § § 10.73-10.75, infra. These adverse immigration consequences can be avoided if the client can avoid serving the critical length of time in custody as a result of one or more convictions. Counsel can employ various tactics to try to achieve this result. See § 10.16(B), infra. In addition to helping the client avoid certain immigration consequences, these tactics may also help the client achieve a core criminal goal by aiding the client to avoid actual service of all or part of a sentence in custody. In some cases, a noncitizen may face a very serious sentence and decide s/he would prefer deportation to imprisonment. See § 10.16(D), infra.