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Firearms Offenses in NY

Charged With a Crime While Seeking Immigration into the U.S.?

The State of New York is among the most severe in the nation when it comes to the regulation of firearms. If you have been arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon, you face heavy penalties, including the possibility of prison time and fines, as well as having a felony on your criminal record. Firearms offenses can be especially complicated for immigrants when compared to other crimes. In many cases a gun offense will be grounds for deportation for green card or visa holders. It does not disqualify admission into the country, but it does lead to possible banishment. It is not relevant whether it was a felony or a misdemeanor.

Section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act makes it possible for you to be removed from the country if you are convicted of " purchasing, selling, offering for sale, exchanging, using, owning, possessing, or carrying, or of attempting or conspiring to purchase, sell, offer for sale, exchange, use, own, possess, or carry, any weapon, part, or accessory which is a firearm or destructive device." In the face of such strict regulations regarding your case, you will need the support of an effective New York immigration lawyer to advise you of your rights and help you work to defend against a criminal deportation.

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

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Musa-Obregon Law PC is uniquely equipped to aid you when you find yourself at risk of being deported based on criminal charges. We have an extensive knowledge of immigration law and the tools available for fighting to keep you in the country, such as motions to vacate an order of removal and appeals. It can be difficult to successfully argue for a client's right to stay in the country after a firearms offense has been committed, but if it is possible to achieve a reduction and removal of criminal charges, your chances of keeping your legal right to stay in the country and possibly be awarded citizenship improve greatly. Come to our office to find out more about the possible defenses against your charges and what we can do to help you.

Contact a New York criminal and immigration lawyer if you have been threatened with deportation due to an arrest for a firearms offense.

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