Immigration Consequences of Criminal Justice Encounters
This paper provides an overview of potential immigration consequences that criminal lawyers should be aware of for their clients. It considers the consequences of a charge, conviction, or conditional discharge for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and foreign nationals with work permits, study permits, or visitor status. It also provides practical tips for criminal defence counsel with clients facing potential immigration consequences.
This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s Intersection of Immigration and Criminal Law program in Edmonton on February 2, 2018 and in Calgary on February 9, 2018.
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