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Do You Face Criminal Charges? Protect Your Immigration Status

Criminal charges, even minor ones, can put your immigration status in jeopardy. Immigrants charged with a crime may face removal proceedings, depending on their immigration status.

You must act swiftly to minimize the impact of criminal charges on your life, including your current and future immigration status. At The Quinn Law Firm, our attorney, Nancy Quinn, knows which steps to take to solidify your status. Frequently, she can prevent the authorities from initiating deportation proceedings against you.

The Grounds For Removal Proceedings

Foreign nationals may face removal procedures for aggravated felonies or crimes of moral turpitude, which means a crime that is particularly morally reprehensible. A criminal charge does not necessarily mean that you will face deportation; neither does a conviction of a misdemeanor. The court will examine each individual offense to determine whether it warrants deportation. In this stage, it is absolutely crucial to have a lawyer who can represent you and defend your rights.

Why Work With An Immigration Attorney?

The state can provide a public defender to represent you in criminal proceedings. You may also hire a private criminal defense attorney. However, these attorneys do not always have experience in immigration law. They know how to defend you against criminal charges, but not how to defend your immigration status. For example, a plea deal that is beneficial to most clients could lead to removal proceedings for someone who is not a U.S. citizen.

Get Our Attorney’s Help In A Free Consultation

You do not have to endure this frightening time of uncertainty alone. Work with The Quinn Law Firm to protect your rights as an immigrant. Schedule a free initial consultation where you can speak to Nancy Quinn about your circumstances. Call 336-790-4178, call our toll-free number at 877-781-8091 or send an email today to schedule with the firm.