December 31, 2010

For Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arizona_Chart_2016 Update FINALNew! Updated Quick Reference Chart for Determining Immigration Consequences of Selected Arizona Offenses

The Florence Project is excited to announce that former Florence Project Staff Attorney, Katharine Ruhl (now in private practice), has completed a substantial update of the quick reference chart for Arizona offenses, with assistance from Tracy Abastillas (Office of the Public Defender, Maricopa County), Kara Hartzler (former Florence Project Legal Director, currently with the Federal Defender’s of San Diego Inc.), Michael Neufeld (private practice), Laura St. John (Florence Project Legal Director), and Margarita Silva (Florence Project Board Member and in private practice). This 2016 update was made possible with the support of the Arizona Public Defender Association, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the generous private donations of AILA members.

The Chart began with the impressive efforts of Ryan Moore, now with the Federal Defender’s Office of Arizona, when he was a law student at the University of Arizona. Since that time Katherine Brady and Angie Junck of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (San Francisco); Holly Cooper of the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (Florence Project), now teaching at the University of California Davis School of Law (Davis, CA); and Beth Houck of Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender (Phoenix) have been the primary authors. In 2008, 2010, and 2012, Kara Hartzler of the Arizona Defending Immigrants Partnership revised and expanded the Chart.

Copyright 2016 Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project.

Surviving Padilla: A Defender’s Guide to Advising Noncitizens on the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, by Kara Hartzler

Surviving Padilla is a 120-page easy-to-use handbook for criminal defense attorneys that offers a practical step-by-step method for analyzing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and advising clients of them. Topics include:

  • What Does Padilla Require Me to Do?
  • A Three Step Process for Determining Immigration Consequences
  • Practical Tips for Negotiating with Prosecutors
  • Top Ten Mistakes Defenders Make

$24.95 (plus $4.05 shipping & handling) = total $29.00

Order electronically via our secure donation form.

You can also order by mailing a check for $29.00 to “The Florence Project” with “Surviving Padilla” in the subject line. Please mail your check to The Florence Project, PO Box 654, Florence, AZ, 85132 and be sure to include the address where you would like the book shipped.

Questions about the book or your order? Email us at hpolanco at firrp dot org.

Note: These publications are meant to provide useful basic information about immigration law and detention in removal in Arizona and were created in the course of the Florence Project’s work. Under no circumstances do they constitute legal advice.

Other Criminal Defense Attorney Resources

  • Quick Reference Chart for Determining Immigration Consequences of Selected Arizona Offenses: English
  • Determining a Client’s Immigration Status: English
  • Summary of Regulations on Interrogation, Arrest, and Detention of Non-U.S. Citizens: English
  • A Guide for Immigrants in the Criminal Justice System: English | Español