IMMIGRATION-RELATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE
When dealing with the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, there is no room for error.
We are experienced in obtaining "immigration neutral"outcomes that allow our clients to continue their lives in America.
There are two major ways that our firm assists in immigration-related criminal defense matters.
PROTECTING YOU FROM IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES DURING YOUR CASE
You may have rights under Penal Code Section 1016.3(b):
Immigration consequences fall under the umbrella term of "collateral consequences," which are parts of your life which may be particularly vulnerable to the kind of disruption a criminal case filing brings. A criminal case may lead to complications with your immigration status.
You may be eligible for special consideration of your case due to immigration consequences.
Penal Code Section 1016.3(b) states:
"The prosecution, in the interests of justice, and in furtherance of the findings and declarations of Section 1016.2, shall consider the avoidance of adverse immigration consequences in the plea negotiation process as one factor in an effort to reach a just resolution."
To learn more we encourage you to reach out via the contact information below. We are available to answer your questions and offer consultations free of charge.
CLEANING UP YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD FOR IMMIGRATION
Our firm works to clean up your criminal record so that an old conviction doesn't render you deportable or unable to be naturalized.
In order to have your criminal cleaned up for the Federal Government immigration proceedings you can't simply move to dismiss the charges under California law. You have to vacate the plea in accordance with federal law.
Vacating your plea involves showing that the "guilty" or "no contest" plea should never have been taken in the first place because it was taken in violation of your rights.
This kind of work can be very complex and our firm has experience handling these matters successfully.