Avoiding Deportation or Removal
If you are a non-U.S. citizen facing criminal charges, you probably know that a conviction might lead to your deportation or removal. This could mean losing contact with your family and loved ones here in the United States, and it might also bar your chances of returning to the United States or achieving a green card, naturalization or citizenship. You need an experienced immigration attorney to aggressively protect you from being deported and to preserve your right to stay in this country.
At my law firm, I understand the importance of avoiding deportation, and I will fight hard for you to stay in the country. For a free consultation, contact me today to meet at my offices in Fairfax, Virginia.
Reasons for Crime-Based Deportation
If you are not facing deportation for overstaying a non-immigrant visa, it is probably due to a criminal conviction. Only certain aggravated felonies and "crimes of moral turpitude" can result in your deportation.
If you are in this situation, the process of working with me as your Fairfax criminal-related immigration lawyer will normally proceed as follows:
- Free initial consultation: First, I will want to find out where you are in the immigration process. For example, I want to know whether you have been convicted of a deportable crime or if you have only been arrested and charged with a crime.
- Detailed analysis and strategy: Next, I will look into the criminal case more deeply, to see whether your criminal defense attorney warned you about the consequences of your pleading to your immigration status. Also, I will look at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer (the ICE detainer), if there is one. This document will list out the reasons why you are being deported, and it will help me determine what options are available for your deportation defense. Together, we will explore your immigration history carefully to find any way we can keep you in the United States.
- Petitions and hearings: I will represent you before the immigration courts, handling all filings, appearances and valid appeals, if necessary, to advocate for your stay in the country.
Contact a Virginia Immigration Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you are a non-citizen facing criminal charges, one of the most important things you need is detailed knowledge about the process. I can talk with you during a free initial consultation and help you understand what it is you are facing. I will also let you know what I can do to help you. Call my Fairfax office today or contact me online.
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