RHODE ISLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE
A Practice Manual, 4th Edition
© John E. MacDonald
Ask the client where they were born, when they came to the United States, current immigration status and for how long (permanent resident, non-immigrant visa, visa overstay, illegal entry etc.)
Research the exact consequences of any course of action, including plea v. trial. Use the following appendix as a starting point. Excellent research reference guides include Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook and Norton Tooby’s Immigration Consequences Manual.
Consult with an immigration attorney to confirm your research and advice.
Advise your client as to the immigration consequences of any course of action. Memorialize your advice in writing.
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