New Report from Canadian Bar Association: Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Considerations for Lawyers
"The collateral consequences of criminal convictions – or the myriad
of rules and restrictions that an offender can face due to their
criminal history – can plague your clients for the rest of their lives
and restrict their successful rehabilitation back into society. The
consequences can have an impact on everything from employment to
housing, from family to financial considerations, from immigration to
Collateral consequences have the power to affect an individual – forever.
For lawyers, it is sometimes difficult to describe the full range of
potential consequences to the judge at sentencing. The CBA’s Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
report was created to assist legal professionals in understanding these
implications and being fully prepared at the sentencing
hearing...before your client’s fate might be sealed indefinitely."
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