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Thursday, February 23, 2006

New ABA Crim Justice Section Book on Immigration Consequences of Criminal Conviction

The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law: Questions and Answers, 2nd Edition has just been published by the ABA Criminal Justice Section.  To purchase this book or for more information, go to http://www.abanet.org/abapubs/books/5090100 or call toll-free 1-800-285-2221.

Set up in a unique question-and-answer format, this concise guide focuses on the criminal lawyer's most common questions about immigration law and representing noncitizens, from "Who exactly is an alien?" to "Are removal hearings conducted like criminal proceedings?" The answers are clear and carefully focused and in most instances direct you to specific cases or more in-depth resources.

From an overview of immigration law to guidance for specific situations, this convenient reference addresses immigration court and procedures, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, extradition, and prisoner issues -- a variety of real-life situations you face as a criminal lawyer with noncitizen clients or witnesses.

The "Guide" is an invaluable resource for both federal and state criminal law practitioners.  Federal lawyers will find the chapters covering alien smuggling and hostage taking, immigration document fraud and false statements, and illegal entry and reentry (pretrial through sentencing) to be the most up-to-date source of information on handling these cases.  All criminal practitioners will find essential the chapters on immigration consequences of criminal convictions, as well as border stops, getting witnesses and evidence from abroad, international extradition, treaty transfers, and how the PATRIOT Act affects aliens.

To view the detailed table of contents, go to http://abastore.abanet.org/abastore/products/books/toc/5090100_toc.pdf.

You can view the entire list of questions at http://abastore.abanet.org/abastore/products/books/abstracts/5090100quest_abs.pdf.

Author Robert J. McWhirter has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona since 1989.

Price: $99.95 ABA Criminal Justice Section members/$114.95 regular price.

To purchase "The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law, Second Edition"  or for more information, go to http://www.abanet.org/abapubs/books/5090100 or call toll-free 1-800-285-2221.

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