Brooklyn Crimmigration Attorneys
Dedicated Immigration Representation in New York & New Jersey
When someone is charged with a crime in the United States, their freedom and reputation are on the line. As a non-citizen, your immigration status may be at risk, too. A single conviction may lead to removal proceedings. The term “crimmigration” refers to the complex intersection of criminal and immigration law.
If you have been charged with a crime, you need a legal representative who understands the potential immigration implications. Too many criminal defense attorneys do not realize that accepting a seemingly reasonable plea bargain can still result in an immigrant’s removal from the United States. At Usher Law Group, our Brooklyn crimmigration lawyers know what is at stake and can provide the compassionate, results-oriented representation you need during this stressful time. We have over a decade of legal experience and will work tirelessly to protect your future in the United States.
Will a Criminal Conviction Lead to Deportation?
If you're not a citizen of the United States, even if you are a green card holder, you may be put into deportation proceedings if you commit certain crimes. The types of crimes that may subject a non-citizen to being put into removal proceedings and potentially deported from the Unites States vary state by state and are extremely complex to navigate. You need an experienced immigration attorney with crimmigration experience that can help defend you, not just from being convicted in criminal court, but also either placed in deportation or ultimately be removed from the United States. At Usher Law Group we have almost a decade of experience litigating crimmigration issues, from drug trafficking to complex white collar crimes. Under crimmigration policies, these ambiguous provisions can be interpreted to mean an immigrant can be removed for participating in any type of criminal activity. As a result, any criminal conviction, no matter how seemingly minor, can potentially jeopardize your visa.
Even lawful permanent residents can potentially be placed in removal proceedings if they are convicted of a deportable offense. Only naturalized citizens are safe from deportation.
Your immigration status may be in danger if you are convicted of:
- A drug crime
- A domestic violence crime
- A violent crime
- A firearm crime
- Academic fraud
- Public intoxication
- Driving while Intoxicated (DWI)
- Criminal recklessness
Immigrants with temporary visas are often more vulnerable to removal on criminal grounds. If you have a green card, you can be targeted for removal if you are convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, an aggravated felony, or certain types of drug crimes.
If you are a non-citizen and are arrested for any type of crime, exercise your right to remain silent. Do not answer any questions or make any statements to law enforcement. Ask – repeatedly, if necessary – to speak to a lawyer. Our Brooklyn crimmigration attorneys will work to protect your interests following an arrest.
In some cases, you may learn you are under investigation for a crime before you are arrested. Again, in these instances, do not make any statements to the police without first consulting a legal professional.
Crimmigration laws are constantly evolving, and you need a legal advocate who understands how these changes may impact your case. At Usher Law Group, we are committed to helping our clients overcome obstacles and navigate difficult situations. No matter the charges or the complexity of your situation, we will provide honest, pragmatic guidance and do everything we can to secure the best possible outcome.
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