How Does a Criminal Charge Affect my Immigration Status?
If you’re non-citizen, any contact with law enforcement may negatively impact your immigration status. When you’re arrested for a crime, it is extremely important that you understand that anything you say may be consequential. You should not speak with authorities before speaking with your attorney as any statement you make after your arrest may be damaging beyond repair.
You must also be aware of the consequences of a guilty plea. Pleading guilty to a crime, even if it’s a misdemeanor and you serve no jail time, may also result in your deportation.
Many crimes subject a non-citizen to deportation, and unfortunately, many criminal defense attorneys with no background in immigration law are not familiar with that concept. Certain crimes and convictions may lead to inadmissibility into the United States, ineligibility for naturalization, cancellation of your permanent residence status, denial of asylum, or deportation. If you’re an undocumented worker, and you have been convicted of a felony, a deportation order may be issued against you. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
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If you, or someone you know, need a competent Broward County Immigration Lawyer after arrest, then you need to contact The Law Offices of Jonny Kousa, P.L. in Coconut Creek at (954) 626-8071. Whether you live in West Palm Beach, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood, or Miami Beach, we have an office location close to you. Our firm serves all counties in South Florida, including Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.
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