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SLG Attorney Provides Training to the Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville

On Friday, August 22, 2014, John Gihon, a partner with Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon, provided a two-hour training course to attorneys with the Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida. The training course was entitled, the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Prosecution, or “Crimmigration.”
Mr. Gihon is a former state prosecutor and former Senior Attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He has provided numerous trainings to federal law enforcement officers and federal attorneys regarding the immigration consequences of Florida criminal convictions.
This training course provided an overview of the criminal grounds of removability and inadmissibility under the Immigration and Nationality Act. During this training, Mr Gihon explained the definition of a “conviction” for immigration purposes and how convictions under many different Florida Statutes can lead to serious immigration consequences. He explained how different criminal sentences can effect non-citizens differently, depending on their immigration status. Mr. Gihon also provided some practical and tactical advice for how to limit or remove the most serious possible immigration consequences of certain criminal convictions.
The experienced criminal and immigration attorneys at Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon can represent you in criminal and immigration court. We can fight for your constitutional rights in criminal court while at the same time protecting your immigration status. If you are a non-citizen facing criminal prosecution or removal for a criminal conviction, call us today for a free consultation.