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  • Criminal Law
  • May 2023
ADVISING IMMIGRANTS: Duties of the Defense Bar, the Prosecutors and the Bench

According to the 2021 United States Census Bureau, 25% of Contra Costa County’s population is foreign born. Criminal convictions carry severe and often irreversible consequences to non-citizens, including mandatory deportation, permanent inadmissibility, immigration detention and family separation. In some cases, the immigration consequences are much more severe than the punishment in a criminal case, causing...

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