Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 11.53 vii. There is Small Risk the Client Will Receive Additional Time in Custody

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There are two potential disadvantages to reopening some cases.  First, the defendant may receive harsher criminal penalties the second time around, even though s/he must normally be given full credit for time served.  Second, the case may result in convictions and sentences that trigger immigration consequences even worse than those originally suffered.