Foreign nationals, whether Lawful Permanent Residents or those present in the U.S. with non-immigrant visas, are subject to removal (deportation) from the U.S. if suspected, charged, or convicted of certain criminal activity. These individuals may also be denied immigration benefits such as adjustment of status or naturalization.
How we help: Wherever possible, our immigration attorneys will work with criminal defense counsel both before and after conviction to help ameliorate the immigration consequences of certain criminal acts. For example, it may be possible to obtain post-conviction relief for clients who were not properly advised of the immigration consequences of their guilty pleas. Additionally, certain waivers may be available to foreign nationals seeking immigration benefits. Our attorneys have been involved in high level U.S. Department of Justice investigations and prosecutions involving foreign nationals. Our attorneys have the reputation and experience to properly advise you on criminal matters with adverse immigration consequences.
To speak with an immigration attorney about the implications of a criminal case on your immigration status contact Grossman Young & Hammond.