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If you or a loved one has been arrested or accused of a crime in Connecticut or New York, we urge you to exercise your right to remain silent and seek legal advice immediately. Whether you are facing a first time DUI, a juvenile criminal offense, or a more serious felony – our attorneys CAN help.
M.C. Law Group, LLC has experience representing clients who are concerned about the immigration consequences of their criminal law matters. Our immigration lawyers will carefully analyze the complicated and life-changing incidents that may have involved criminal activity to avoid jeopardizing clients’ immigration status. Our attorneys will ensure that our clients are aware of the potential immigration pitfalls of not only criminal conviction but even a criminal charge that did not end up in conviction.
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Important Note about Plea Bargaining:
Be very cautious about entering ANY agreement to plead guilty or no contest (nolo contendere):
If you are not a United States citizen, make sure you know what the immigration consequence might be before deciding what to do with your case. Be sure to obtain the advice of an immigration attorney. A slight change in your charged offense or sentence could make a huge difference in any deportation consequences.
Remember, the prosecutor has to prove each and every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.
Every conviction, whether from a jury, guilty plea, or no contest plea, is a life sentence in that it will have a lifetime effect on your employment, licenses, and credit.
Post Conviction Relief:
It is important to remember that even if you have been convicted of a crime, or unknowingly plead guilty to a charge that may now be presenting immigration complications for you – our immigration lawyers CAN still help. Our immigration and criminal law attorneys can try to re-open your case, withdraw your plea, appeal a conviction and research whether proper counsel and advice was given regarding your rights. Our immigration attorneys can help file for waivers to criminal conviction so you may still be able to avoid removal and adjust your status to that of a LPR or U.S. Citizen.
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Such a little detail as a failure by a criminal judge to advice a defendant of the immigration effects of a criminal conviction may be grounds for termination of deportation/removal proceedings. Needless to say, if a conviction is vacated, the immigration issues are eliminated.
For example, a Legal Permanent Resident client (“green card” holder), who was charged with soliciting of a prostitute, then subsequently traveled outside of the United States, may be found inadmissible on his way back home, while the criminal investigation is still pending. However, such problem might be easily avoidable, if a client timely consults with the right attorney. Only an attorney, who has experience in both immigration and criminal law, will be able to advise a client on how to prevent potential expense and aggravation of dealing with the US immigration agencies and being able to return to one’s friends and family.
Criminal convictions come with heavy consequences on a client’s immigration future. Nonetheless, a timely and successful motion to reduce one’s conviction from a felony to a misdemeanor or a misdemeanor to an infraction may give a client a needed relief from the impending deportation.
Knowing the right solution for a right client distinguishes our Connecticut law firm from other lawyers. We offer comprehensive one stop solutions and we make immigration happen.
Please contact our Connecticut immigration attorneys to schedule your FREE case evaluation to protect your immigration rights in the criminal matters.