What Are Defense Lawyers For? Links Between Collateral Consequences and the Criminal Process

Date

2012

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Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Proposes that a combination of legal developments in courts and legislatures and of changing professional customs is giving rise to a new obligation of counsel to address collateral consequences. Part I proposes that in many cases, collateral consequences, not fine or imprisonment, are the most significant consequences in criminal cases. Part II discusses some ways in which the law makes collateral consequences relevant to the criminal case.

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Keywords

Criminal prosecution, Collateral consequences and the law, Plea bargaining, Sentencing, Non-incarceration supervision, Client's financial condition, General compliance

Citation

Gabriel J. Chin, What Are Defense Lawyers For? Links Between Collateral Consequences and the Criminal Process, 45 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 151 (2012-2013)