Chart for determining immigration consequences of criminal convictions
This Chart has been provided National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. It is meant as a general guideline for criminal defense attorneys to guide clients away from potential pitfalls towards safer alternatives when negotiating plea deals. It is amazing what one day less in a jail sentence or a change in wording can do for a person when it comes to immigration proceedings after the criminal phase is over. This is vitally important for criminal defense attorneys to understand so that all of their hard work isn’t largely undone y harsh immigration consequences. Many of these steps do not put much of a burden on the defense attorney beyond looking to a chart like the one provided here by the National Lawyer Guild. This one is meant for Arizona attorneys and is organized numerically by code section.