Spodek Law Group understands that there are potentially serious consequences that go along with criminal charges for all people. While any person charged with a crime in the Bronx will face some danger as a result of criminal charges, immigrants to the United States will be under more pressure. The criminal justice system can be especially difficult to navigate for those individuals. With this in mind, consulting an experienced Bronx deportation and removal defense attorney is critical for any person who fears that his or her immigration status may be compromised by criminal charges.
The dangers of pleading guilty
If you happen to be an immigrant in the United States, then entering into a plea agreement can be even more dangerous for you. Many people enter into plea agreements because they believe those agreements can provide them with a means of avoiding a potentially lengthy sentence. For people who have stable American citizenship, plea agreements can sometimes be a positive that will allow them to wiggle out of whatever criminal charges they are facing.
For immigrants, though, pleading guilty to a crime could bring about a removal or deportation proceeding. With this in mind, it is very important for any immigrant to speak with a skilled attorney before entering a plea of this nature. When your ability to stay in the United States is on the line, signing a plea agreement form can be a massive mistake. Don’t let prosecutors trick you into signing a deal. Speak first with a lawyer who not only has experience in the criminal justice system, but also understands the immigration consequences of criminal justice outcomes. Good attorneys have learned that when their clients have immigration concerns, it is the duty of the lawyer to provide advice that relates to those concerns.
When immigration consequences are harsher than criminal consequences
Many remark that being deported from the United States is the harshest criminal sanction they could receive. This is especially true for people who have family in the US and those who have put down serious roots here. Being deported can cause full upheaval, wrecking the good life you have established. In some cases, even if there is a light criminal penalty on the table, you may face harsh immigration consequences. While the two systems do have some overlap, they also operate independently in some ways. This is why it is so important for all individuals who have immigration concern to consult with a good attorney before making any decision.
Getting relief from removal proceedings
If you have received a notice to appeal for removal proceedings or you think that something in your past may cause you to be subject to removal, then it is important to be proactive. Ignoring these things will only lead to a bad consequence, especially in a changing America where ICE agents are more aggressively enforcing the law. A good attorney may be able to get relief from removal proceedings on your behalf. This relief is designed specifically to provide you with an opportunity to remain in the country. Whether you are eligible for relief will depend very much on the particulars of the allegations against you.
Deportation and detention issues
There are several statutes that give immigration officials the ability to detain lawful aliens who fall into various categories. In fact, a 2003 Supreme Court decision found that immigration officials could detain certain classes of immigrants without individual bond hearings to determine whether they were either a flight risk or a danger to the community. This means that you could find yourself being detained as a result of criminal charges. When this happens, it is important to assert your right to an attorney. When you do so, you will have a much better chance of coming out of the situation unscathed.
Will they deport me?
Every situation is different, so it is critical to talk to a good lawyer. Many categories of crimes lead to deportation, including violent crimes, theft, fraud, drug crimes and many more. There are ways, however, to stop the force of deportation. Waivers and other measures are available to some individuals. A skilled attorney will be able to help you with these options. The Spodek Law Group understands how to work on your behalf using the best of these resources.
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