If you are a non-U.S. citizen and are charged with committing a crime in the United States, you could be facing severe penalties that impact your immigration status, including deportation. If you are deported for a criminal charge, there is a great likelihood you will be barred from reentry to the U.S.
Felonies and Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) aren’t the only charges that can yield severe consequences for your immigration status; a simple marijuana possession or shoplifting charge can quickly turn your world upside down.
In the U.S., you are innocent until proven guilty. Oftentimes evidence recovered by police is done so through unlawful search and seizure, and thereby inadmissible in court. A good attorney will review the circumstances of your case and determine your best defense.
Because this area of law if highly specialized, it is critical you meet with a criminal defense attorney who specializes in immigration. Don’t risk deportation because of a criminal charge – give us a call today at (757) 464-9224 so we can work to get those charges reduced or dismissed!