Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Practice Advisory: Understanding and Mitigating the Effect of Suspended Sentences

For many defendants, potential immigration consequences can be more devastating than prison time. The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild has published a new practice advisory on the common practice of imposing a suspended sentence. This is a resource every criminal defense lawyer should consult before allowing the client to plead guilty and accept a suspended sentence. It is available here on the NIPNLG's website (along with many other useful resources).