Advice For Non-U.S. Citizens With Criminal Law Problems
Being arrested and/or charged with a crime is frightening and can have terrible consequences such as jail time, other penalties and a criminal record. This is true even if you are arrested in your own country or if you are arrested in the U.S. as a naturalized citizen. Many people experience insecurity and disruption after they go to jail and deal with a criminal matter such as a/n:
- Investigation on suspicion of theft, a drug crime or a violent crime
- Misdemeanor or felony arrest
- Traffic stop or car accident followed by accusations of speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
- Accusation of domestic violence because of a strong argument or fight at home
- Detention on suspicion of shoplifting
- Notice of criminal tax evasion charges from the IRS
Criminal Charges And Immigration Status Complications
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may also face immigration problems even if you have a visa or green card. If you are undocumented, your situation is much more serious. Any non-U.S. citizen with criminal charges or a criminal record may be at risk of deportation or loss of opportunity to become a permanent resident or citizen.
Whatever criminal matter has come up in your life, you need help from a skillful, effective defense attorney immediately. At the same time, you need knowledgeable advice from a trustworthy immigration lawyer. The outcome of your criminal matter may put you in trouble with the immigration authorities.
At U.S. Law Center in Corona, we regularly help people from other countries who have been charged with crimes or convicted. We represent some clients in criminal matters. In other cases, we collaborate with our clients’ criminal defense lawyers.
Our goal in every case is to preserve our clients’ ability to remain in the U.S. after a criminal arrest. We want to help you prevent a conviction and avoid deportation. We have helped many clients do exactly that. If you already have a criminal conviction, we may be able to help you get your criminal record expunged.
What Can You Do About A Criminal Arrest Or Conviction When Your Immigration Status Is At Risk?
To speak with a California immigration lawyer about your criminal matter and your immigration status, risks and goals, please email or call our Corona office at to arrange a free consultation. Evening and weekend appointments are available. We offer competitive rates and accept credit cards. Se habla español.