Advice to Clients who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals

Advice to Clients who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals

militaryucmjdefenselawyer310Detailed advice to clients who are not U.S. citizens or nationals:

Advice to Clients who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals

Members of the Joint Service Comm. on Military Justice
Trial Defense Service do not have training on the very specialized area of immigration law. However, based on our discussions, it appears that you are neither a U.S. citizen nor national and that you have been charged with an offense, or offenses, that may have an effect on your immigration status if you plead guilty or are found guilty.

Those consequences are that you could be:

  1. Deported or removed from the United States.
  2. Denied citizenship or naturalization should you apply.
  3. Denied reentry into the United States.

Depending on the immigration status and citizenship or nationality of your spouse or children, if any, their immigration status could be affected if it is dependent on yours. The same is true if you have any relatives or other persons whose immigration status is dependent on yours.

We are unable to predict if the United States will or will not take action adverse to your immigration status as described above, but you are advised that is a very real possibility.

If you have more detailed or specific questions, you are encouraged to consult with an attorney who practices in the area of immigration law. Your defense counsel has already determined if there are other Judge Advocates who are immigration attorneys or if the Staff Judge Advocate’s legal assistance office has a list of civilian attorneys who practice in this specialty. If so, that information has been provided to you.