The criminal defense attorney's intuitive pursuit of freedom for a client is almost always the best approach in the representation of individuals charged with a crime. When representing noncitizens, however, the prudent practice is to deemphasize immediate freedom and instead to focus on the collateral consequences the conviction will have on the noncitizen's immigration status.
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Nuñez, Fernando A., "Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions to Noncitizens" (2008). Faculty Scholarship. 578.