Some Criminal Charges Lead To Deportation
The average citizen accused of a crime worries about going to jail. Immigrants have the extra worry of being deported. Certain crimes are considered deportable offenses, even for legal residents with a green card.
The defense attorneys at Law Offices of Severo, PLC can help if you are not a U.S. citizen, and you are charged with a crime. We can tell you if you are in danger of being deported upon conviction. If so, our legal team will do everything possible to fight the charges and protect your immigration status.
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What Crimes Are Deportable?
Major crimes such as murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and money laundering are considered aggravated felonies under U.S. immigration law. A conviction for these serious crimes will automatically trigger removal from the United States.
But many immigrants are shocked to learn that lesser crimes also have immigration consequences. Even permanent residents (green card holders) can be deported for crimes of moral turpitude. The following offenses can be deportable, depending on the nature of the charges and the facts of the case:
- Drug charges
- DUI (drunk driving)
- Domestic violence or child abuse
- Assault charges
- Human trafficking
- Theft or burglary
- Fraud or forgery
- Credit card fraud or identity theft
- Illegal possession of guns
- Child pornography and internet sex offenses
It is critical to know the immigration consequences before you talk to the police, or before you plead guilty to a crime or agree to a plea deal offered by the prosecutor. Talk to our lawyer first!
We Will Not Let You Be Deported Without A Fight
The criminal defense lawyers of Law Offices of Severo, PLC will examine the actual charges to determine if your immigration status is in jeopardy. If you face possible deportation, we will work hard to beat the charges or negotiate to a lesser offense that will allow you to stay in the United States.
Our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience defending the accused. We will guide you through the criminal justice system and keep you out of the U.S. immigration system.