Below is a compilation of Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) resources that provide information that may be useful for criminal defense lawyers representing immigrant (noncitizen) defendants in criminal proceedings in New York State:
- Chart of Suggested Approaches for Representing a Noncitizen Client in a NY Criminal Case
Presents a chart of suggested approaches for criminal defense lawyers in planning a negotiating strategy to avoid negative immigration consequences of a New York criminal case for a noncitizen client depending on the particular immigration status of the client.
- Quick Reference Chart for Determining Key Immigration Consequences of Common NY Offenses
Analyzes common charged New York Penal Law and Vehicle and Traffic Law offenses for quick reference advice on key potential immigration consequences of conviction of these offenses and for strategies and tips for defending noncitizens charged with these offenses.
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These resources are intended to be used in conjunction with the IDP manual, Representing Immigrant Defendants in New York (5th ed., 2011). In particular, defense lawyers are directed to the following IDP Manual chapters for guidance that may prove helpful for using the attached resources:
- For information on how to determine your client’s immigration status, see IDP Manual Chapter 2.
- For strategies relating to specific criminal offense categories, see IDP Manual Chapter 5 including sections on the following categories of NY offenses:
- Drug offenses (§5.4)
- Violent offenses, including murder, rape, or other sex offense, assault, criminal mischief or robbery (§5.5)
- Property offenses, including theft, burglary or fraud offense (§5.6)
- Firearm offenses (§5.7)
For other potentially useful resources, see IDP website at http://www.immdefense.org/resources2/