Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 12.2 (A)

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(A)  Investigate Citizenship and Immigration Status.  Counsel representing a minor in any type of legal proceeding, for example, juvenile court delinquency proceedings, dependency proceedings, adult criminal court, youthful offender cases, family law proceedings, or immigration proceedings, should always check to see if the client is a United States citizen.  See § 12.6, infra.  The truth of the matter is not always apparent.  See also § § 3.13, et seq., supra.