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Immigration and Criminal Law- Common Mistake : Failure to Understand the Consequences of a Criminal Charge or Conviction for Immigration Status

The relationship between criminal law and immigration law is extremely complicated, even for attorneys. The specific resolution of a criminal matter, even if it doesn’t result in a conviction, may have serious consequences for a person’s immigration status. Immigrants facing criminal charges should ensure that their lawyer has fully explained the possible immigration risks for any course of action in criminal court.

 

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