There are severe immigration consequences for even the most minor criminal offenses. Even if you have a green card and have been living in the U.S. for a long period of time, your rights to stay here can be affected by a conviction for even the most trivial criminal offense. For example, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can take an immigrant into custody for even the slightest offense, keeping him or her until the case is decided or deportation is ordered — either of which can take months.
If you get even a short sentence in a county jail, you can end up staying in immigration custody for years while your case is pending.
You Need Experienced Criminal Defense Representation
If you are an immigrant, facing even the most minor criminal charges, you need an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney fighting on your behalf from the onset of your case.
Shockingly, even misdemeanor convictions (that don't require jail time) can result in deportation. Even if you are a 20-year resident, married to a U.S. citizen with U.S. citizen children, and have not been in trouble with the law before, you still face the possibility of being stripped of your Lawful Permanent Resident status and banned from the U.S. forever.
Don't let this happen to you. Contact the Sigal Law Group for help today.
Sigal Law Group: Protecting the Rights of Immigrants
At the Sigal Law Group, our criminal law attorneys have extensive experience defending immigrants who are facing deportation due to criminal matters, including:
- controlled substance offenses
- aggravated felonies (which can include theft ,burglary, and using false documents)
- crimes involving firearms or explosive devices
- domestic violence (including child abuse)
Our attorneys have a thorough understanding of immigration law and have successfully represented hundreds of immigrants facing deportation via trial or federal appeal.
Don't Wait Another Minute: Contact the Sigal Law Group Today
If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you don't have the time to wait. Contact a Los Angeles lawyer at the Sigal Law Group today. We will evaluate every shred of evidence in your case and fight aggressively to protect your rights.