We live during an unfortunate moment in American history. Over the last several years, the U.S. government has made legal immigration increasingly difficult. That drives more and more people to try and enter the country illegally. Rather than recognizing that legal immigration policy should change, the government's response to this situation has largely been to institute harsher penalties for those who enter illegally.
If you're facing federal charges, you may believe an attorney can't help. Many immigrants don't fight the charges against them, believing it's better simply to be deported back to their home country. In fact, there are at least two important ways that a lawyer can help you.
First, you should know that the U.S. government doesn't simply want to deport you. It wants to label you a criminal so that you will never be eligible to enter the country legally. As a further deterrent, the government will try to make sure you spend time in prison for your offense, hoping this will convince you never to return. You aren't merely looking at deportment. You could lose years of your life in a cell. An attorney will work to defend you from any criminal charges or potentially work out a plea agreement so that even though you may wind up being deported, you can keep your record clean. That will allow you to try legal immigration in the future.
It could be that you can avoid deportation altogether. An experienced attorney can fight deportation orders on several grounds. For example, you may be eligible for some form of relief. The U.S grants several different types of removal relief, including family-based relief, asylum relief, protection against torture, and protection from spousal abuse. You need an attorney who understands the law, though. You also need one willing to sit and talk with you to find out how your background might allow you to stay in this country.
Sigal Law Group
You may not believe a lawyer can't help you. You may even have been told by someone in law enforcement that you aren't entitled to a lawyer. The truth is, an experienced lawyer can do a great deal to improve your situation.
The attorneys at the Sigal Law Group specialize in federal immigration cases. They know immigration law. Just as important, they understand the immigration system. They know how to use the system to get you the best possible resolution to your case.
If you or a loved one is facing federal immigration charges, don't wait. Call the Sigal Law Group today at (818) 325-0570. The consultation is free.