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Criminal Proceedings & Immigration Consequences

As a non-citizen looking to achieve or retain permanent resident status in the United States, your ability to do either of those can be destroyed by a criminal conviction. With the help of a New York City crimmigration lawyer, however, you may be able to avoid this life-altering consequence.

Options Besides Deportation

There are many possible options which may fit your circumstances and an insightful attorney can identify the most effective approach to your case.

If you have already been convicted or entered a guilty plea, we are prepared to fight so that you can obtain a favorable outcome, including:

Constructing a Solid Deportation Defense

If you are an alien who has been accused of a crime, it is vital you contact a Queens crimmigration lawyer as soon as possible. The earlier an attorney begins work on your case, the more opportunities there may be to defend your rights and fight for a just outcome. One of the first possibilities that should be reviewed is that of the reduction and removal of criminal charges. It may be that certain procedural violations of lack of admissible evidence can result in your case being dismissed. If your case is to proceed, it may be possible to have your charges reduced to a non-deportable offense.

Our unique approach at Musa-Obregon Law PC is made possible by our expertise in both criminal law and immigration law. Without being able to take a comprehensive view of a case which considers all aspects these encompass, it is all too easy for mistakes to be made which can hinder your freedom or your immigration status.

Attorney Michael Musa-Obregon is a proud member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has achieved many successes for his clients.

Accused of a crime? Fight serious consequences by calling (888) 502-8461 for an appointment today!

Criminal Charges and Immigration Risks

Immigrants face a variety of challenges; from finding desirable employment to jumping through hoops to appease the government, it can seem like a never ending battle to stay in the U.S. However, things can get especially complicated if an immigrant is charged with a crime. Even a simple arrest could lead to serious consequences, as it could affect an immigrant's status, even with a green card.

While some lawyers may suggest you take a plea deal to avoid maximum jail time or penalties, it is crucial that you look into to other factors as well. For example, a certain plea deal may not result in serious criminal court implications, but it may have a major impact in Immigration Court. You may have agreed to have plead guilty to a crime that makes you deportable, without even realizing it.

What should I do to protect my status in the U.S.?

Even if you were arrested and the charges were dropped or dismissed, the arrest can still have consequences for you as an immigrant. For example, if you want to demonstrate that you have good moral character on a new immigration application, you could run into serious trouble. According to U.S. law, you could be found "convicted" of a crime without ever formally being judged guilty. So if there was no official finding of guilt but you pled no contest or gave enough facts for them to enforce some type of sentence, you could be deported on this basis.

This goes to show how important it is to have an New York City crimmigration attorney who understands the intricacies of the law and can stand up for your rights in criminal court. Even if you get your crimes expunged, it could still carry immigration consequences, so do not fall into a trap given by a lawyer that says they can help you clear your record down the road! It is imperative that you take all the steps necessary to prove your innocence, protect your name, and safeguard your immigration status.

Criminal Defense & Immmigration Lawyer in New York & Queens

Our firm is dedicated to defending your rights and protecting you from criminal deportation. Such crimes may include "crimes of moral turptitude," which are crimes that are considered to be shocking or is considered an evil act committed with intent. The U.S. criminal justice system considers these types of crimes the most serious, and thus, convictions come with very heavy punishments.

We are prepared to defend you if you have been accused of the above, including other offenses that could leave you vulnerable to deportation. Our seasoned legal team operates with hard-hitting criminal defense tactics and will not only have your immigration status as a priority but will also fight to keep you free of the potential consequences under criminal law.

Contact a Queens crimmigration attorney for a comprehensive approach to defending your criminal case and protecting your immigration rights.

We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.

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