Criminal convictions can have a major impact on the immigration status of those who are not U.S. citizens. Certain convictions can result in the loss of immigration status, deportation and, potentially, a lifetime ban on the ability to return to the United States. Given the severity of these consequences, it is critical to consult with an attorney who understands the immigration consequences of crime. The sooner you contact an attorney, the better.
At the criminal defense law firm of Hale Law Firm, PC, our attorney understands the intersection between criminal law and immigration matters. We work diligently to avoid or reduce the negative immigration consequences of a conviction. We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and future, including their ability to remain in the United States.
Navigating Immigration Complexities Arising From Criminal Charges
Immigration law is exceedingly complex. Whether a conviction will impact immigration status depends on numerous circumstances such as:
- The type and severity of the charge
- The potential sentence for the charge and the actual sentence imposed
- The defendant’s prior criminal record
- The circumstances that gave rise to the charge
- The type of immigration status possessed, if any
In many cases, it may be possible to negotiate a favorable resolution that allows a person to maintain lawful immigration status.
Whether you are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder), temporary visa holder or undocumented immigrant, we can assist you in navigating the immigration ramifications of the criminal charges you are facing. We have handled thousands of criminal cases and routinely represent noncitizen clients. For cases involving particularly complicated immigration matters, we work closely with trusted immigration attorneys to help protect our clients from harsh immigration consequences.
Learn More About The Effect Of A Conviction On Your Immigration Status
Call Hale Law Firm, PC, at 919-805-3364 to arrange a free initial consultation with our experienced criminal defense attorney. We offer flexible payment options and visit clients in jail when needed.