New York Theft Crime Lawyer
Theft Crimes Charges for Immigrants
The United States government does not tolerate criminal activity on the
part of immigrants who are in this country on a visa or green card. If
you are trying to gain U.S. citizenship, a criminal charge against you
could ruin your chances. Theft crimes are crimes which involve one person
taking another's property without permission.
There are two different kinds of theft - petty theft and grand theft. Petty
theft is charged as a misdemeanor, with penalties including time in jail,
fines, and probation. Grand theft is a more serious crime with heavier
penalties based on the value of the property being greater.
We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
Types of Theft Charges
There are several common forms of theft crimes in New York, including:
- Identity theft
- Auto theft
- Credit card theft
If you've been charged with any of these offenses, it is imperative
that you seek legal counsel from a knowledgeable
New York immigration lawyer. Especially if you are a non U.S. citizen, you will want to avoid anything
that can provide
grounds for deportation. In a large number of cases, especially those involving petty theft or
a first-time offense, a good attorney can negotiate in your favor for a
reduction and removal of criminal charges.
Theft Crime Attorney in New York
At Musa-Obregon & Associates, we understand how frightening it can
be to find yourself facing charges and the prospect of facing a
criminal deportation. Our firm offers a unique mixture of criminal defense and immigration
representation. Crimes of
moral turpitude such as theft expose an immigrant to the scrutiny of U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and it is vital to take swift defensive
action to protect your legal rights.
Contact a New York theft crime lawyer
if you face possible deportation or risk being denied US citizenship as
a result of being charged with any form of theft.