• Disaster on the Horizon: It's Post-'Conviction' Time; Do you know where your alien client is?
  • October 12, 2009 | Author: Kathleen A. Harvey
  • Law Firm: Harvey, Kathleen A., JD, PA - Overland Park Office
  • The effects of September 11, 2001, continue to impact immigration law in everexpanding and often unanticipated areas. This article will speak directly to those attorneys whose noncitizen clients present with any type of criminal matter. The drastic and long-term consequences of a criminal defense attorney not understanding the critical nature of the effects of criminal pleas, admissions, or convictions - regardless of the type of crime - is a common malpractice misstep and can easily place your client on the deportation train.