Criminal Cases Impacting Immigration Status

Every year, thousands of immigrants, many of them long-time permanent residents, are placed into deportation/removal proceedings because of criminal convictions.  Some of these convictions are minor and some have been committed many years ago.  However, there is no statute of limitations in removal proceedings.  Sometimes, immigration officials classify convictions as “aggravated felonies” and sometimes they classify them as “crimes of moral turpitude.”  Unfortunately, these officials are often mistaken about the law and their classifications are often incorrect.  As a result, many immigrants are wrongly placed into deportation/removal proceedings (or denied admission into the United States) on the basis of criminal convictions that should rightfully be considered “ancient history.”  We specialize in both criminal and immigration law.  Talk to us about how we can help you with your criminal and/or immigration law case.