Criminal Justice Standards

Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons


In August 2003, the ABA House of Delegates approved these Standards that have been published with commentary in ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Collateral Sanctions and Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons, Third Edition © 2004 by the American Bar Association. To go directly to individual "black letter" standards (without commentary) click on the links below. 

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PART I. Definitions and Objectives 

Standard 19-1.1 Definitions
Standard 19-1.2 Objectives

PART II. Collateral Sanctions 

Standard 19-2.1 Codification of collateral sanctions
Standard 19-2.2 Limitation on collateral sanctions
Standard 19-2.3 Notification of collateral sanctions before plea of guilty
Standard 19-2.4 Consideration of collateral sanctions at sentencing
Standard 19-2.5 Waiver, modification, relief
Standard 19-2.6 Prohibited collateral sanctions

PART III. Discretionary Disqualification of Convicted Persons

Standard 19-3.1 Prohibited discretionary disqualification 

Standard 19-3.2 Relief from discretionary disqualification

Standard 19-3.3 Unreasonable discrimination    

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