Immigration Consequences of Criminal Acts

If you are arrested for a crime and are not a citizen of the United States, it is important that you contact an experienced immigration attorney immediately and invoke your right to silence.  Non-citizens facing criminal charges do not understand that criminal convictions may significantly affect their immigration status even if adjudication is withheld, the offense is a misdemeanor, and no jail time is served.  Criminal defense attorneys without immigration law experience may not be able to competently advise you on the immigration consequences of a conviction.

Many criminal acts subject non-citizens to deportation.  These include, but are not limited to crimes of moral turpitude; multiple criminal convictions committed after admission to the United States; aggravated felonies such as murder, fraud, or rape; high speed flight; controlled substances; failure to register as a sex offender; certain firearms offenses; and crimes of domestic violence.

If you have been convicted of a crime, we may be able to assist you by filing for post-conviction relief.  Our investigators will thoroughly review your criminal case to determine whether a motion to vacate your conviction can be filed.  It is critical to seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney prior to accepting a plea bargain or pleading guilty to any offense.

With over 40 years federal immigration prosecution experience, our immigration and criminal defense is uniquely positioned to aggressively defend you against the charges you face.  In addition to defending non-citizens charged with criminal acts, we also serve as consultants to criminal defense attorneys on how to fight criminal charges against non-citizens; and represent clients at bond hearings.  

To schedule a confidential consultation, please contact us at (305) 373-5385 or via e-mail. We are available for in-person, telephonic, or video consultations.