For immigrants facing criminal charges, the potential penalties extend far beyond the threat of incarceration. If you are not a United States citizen, you might contend with other serious consequences, including deportation, banishment from the United States, or the inability to naturalize.
Part of my responsibility is to make sure my clients understand how their criminal charges might impact their immigration status. As a criminal defense attorney, I regularly represent immigrants who face criminal charges. I maintain a network of attorneys who specialize in immigration law, with whom I consult to make sure I provide my clients with the most accurate information. When my clients already have an immigration attorney, I will coordinate legal services with that attorney.
Federal law dictates that certain criminal offenses are automatically deportable. Among these are drug distribution, domestic violence, and crimes of moral turpitude. I understand the importance of these consequences on my clients.
I have also assisted clients in securing favorable outcome after being convicted, even years after the original case ended. Sometimes, a case can be reopened through the filing of pre-trial motions, allowing for a reversal of your convictions. If you have received improper advice about immigration consequences and are facing deportation or exclusion from the United States, I may be able to help.
If you’re facing criminal charges in Massachusetts, you need a high-quality Criminal Defense Attorney to protect your rights. The stakes are even higher if you are not a citizen. Contact me today at (617) 657-4464 for a free phone consultation.