§ 10.18 (A)
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(A) In General. Many important immigration consequences flow from a sentence in which the court orders the defendant to serve a certain length of time in criminal custody. See § 10.64, infra. At sentence, counsel can employ various tactics in an effort to prevent this outcome:
(1) Obtaining a sentence of less than the trigger amount;
(2) Waiving credit for time previously served;
(3) Waiving future credit for time served;
(4) Stacking shorter sentences on different counts even if they are served consecutively;
(5) Sentence enhancement sentences may not count as part of the sentence ordered for the offense of conviction itself; and
(6) Reducing the level of the offense from felony to misdemeanor. See § § 11.13-11.15, infra.
 See § § 10.56-10.60, infra.