Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 11.39 a. The Current Status of the Client

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The current status of the client is extremely important.  Generally speaking, the extent to which the client has turned his or her life around, established a track record of living a law-abiding life, and enjoys strong family and community support will determine how likely it is that the criminal court and prosecutor can be motivated to find some way to alter the criminal conviction(s) and sentence(s) to the extent necessary to enable the client lawfully to remain in the United States.