Consequence Of Criminal Plea For Immigration

For a noncitizen in the United States, whether a legal permanent resident or visitor on a visa, being convicted of a crime can make you subject to immediate removal (deportation) by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In addition, you may be prohibited from reentering the U.S.

Do You Face A Charge That Is An Aggravated Felony?

And it is more than just convictions that carry this penalty. An arrest or other offenses known as an "aggravated felony," can have severe repercussions for an immigrant. These offenses are chosen by Congress and include such conduct as failure to appear in court, simple battery, and filing a fraudulent tax return.

Many of these offenses may be misdemeanors in an ordinary state or federal court, but for immigration purposes, they become serious offenses that can subject an individual to mandatory detention and immediate deportation/removal proceedings.

The immigration attorneys at Collins & Martin, P.C., understand the seriousness of these charges and the consequence of a criminal plea for immigration matters. We have a great deal of experience advising clients on how to proceed in a criminal case that could affect immigration status.

Moral Turpitude Could Mean Immediate Deportation

They often include crimes that violate a vague category know as crimes of moral turpitude. Such crimes may include fraud or lying, like perjury or tax evasion, but may include virtually any ranging from fraud to child abuse. If you are in the U.S. on a visa or green card, the implications of these charges could be devastating to your immigration status and lead to your immediate deportation.

Our lawyers often consult with other attorneys who represent immigrant clients facing criminal charges. With decades of experience handling immigration matters, we understand the broad ramifications even seemingly minor crimes carry for individuals and can provide meaningful counsel for their attorneys.

Don't Delay With Criminal Matters, Call Now!

From our office near Hartford in Wethersfield, we represent clients throughout Connecticut and often are called to consult for immigration matters from outside the state. If you have been accused of even a minor criminal matter or if you represent such an individual, contact our attorneys at 860-761-3400 to discuss your case.