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Staten Island Deportation Lawyers

Reasons for Immigrating to the United States

There are many reasons why you might have decided to immigrate to the United States from your home country. You might have moved here with your parents or other family members when you were very young, and it might be the only home that you have ever known.

Alternatively, you might have moved to the United States as an adult. You may have done so because you have a spouse, children or both here. You might have done so because you wanted to open a business or because you secured a job. You may have just come here with very little money and a lot of big dreams just so that you could escape the conditions in your home country.

Facing Deportation: What You Can Do

Regardless of why you might have come to the United States in the first place, you might be feeling positively devastated if you are facing deportation. You might feel helpless and as if there is nothing that you can do about the situation, but this does not have to be the case. By hiring Staten Island deportation lawyers, you can fight against deportation and can help increase your chances of being able to stay in the United States.

You May Be Able to Fight Your Case

If you are facing deportation, then you might assume that there is nothing that you can do. Instead, you could be currently trying to come to grips with the idea that you may have to leave the United States, even though you don’t want to.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

However, this is not necessarily the case. There are various ways that attorneys can defend you and help you reserve the ability to remain in Staten Island or elsewhere in the United States. Of course, whether or not this is possible and how your lawyer will defend you will depend on various factors that are related to your case.

To help us help you, make sure that you schedule an appointment with us so that you can come in and talk to our team of Staten Island deportation lawyers. Then, we will ask you some questions to help us get a better feel for what is going on with your case. Don’t be afraid to tell us the truth when talking to us; by being honest about your situation, we can help get a better idea of what you are facing and can work on coming up with a defense strategy to help you stay in the United States. Do not hesitate to do this; the longer that we have to work on your case, the better, so schedule an appointment for your consultation right away for best results.

There Might Be Alternatives to Deportation

In some cases, we are not able to help our clients stay in the United States. However, this does not mean that it’s not worthwhile to work with an attorney. We may be able to offer alternatives to you, such as the ability to leave on your own rather than being ordered to do so. This can give you time to get your affairs in order and can also help you improve the possibility that you might be able to legally come to the United States in the future.

We Can Provide Support During This Difficult Time

Regardless of why you might be in the United States, you might have established a life here, and you might be hoping that you can stay in the Staten Island area. If you are dealing with immigration issues, then you might be dealing with a massive amount of stress and fear. During this time, you should not have to feel as if you are alone. Instead, you should work with a team of Staten Island deportation lawyers who can help you through the process. Then, you will have professionals who are on your side and who will help talk to you about each aspect of your case. This can help you understand what is happening and know what to expect along the way, and it can help you ensure that you are fighting for your ability to stay in the United States in the best way possible.

As you can see, your situation does not have to be desperate just because your are facing deportation or other immigration issues. There are people out there who can help you. Contact us to find out more about our legal services and our law firm. We can also set up an appointment to have a consultation with you to discuss your case and to help you fight for your ability to stay in the United States.

Understanding Immigration Law and Deportation

Each year thousands of people come into the United States from other countries. Should one of these people commit a crime or cross into the United States illegally; they may be deported. This is something that can also happen to a permanent immigrant resident. There are certain criminal offenses that enable a person to be deported. Should a person in this situation not handle it correctly, they may be removed from the United States.

No Statute Of Limitations

There is no statute of limitations when it comes to immigration law. It is possible for an immigrant to be charged with a crime from the past no matter how long ago it occurred. An immigrant may even be charged with a crime that has since became legal from the time the immigrant committed it. No matter how old the crime, it can be used as a way to detain or depart an immigrant.


Should a person who is not a United States citizen have a criminal conviction or similar circumstance; they could be deported. Should a person in this situation plead guilty or no contest; they have admitted guilt to committing the crime. In this situation, these may all handled as convictions for the purposes of deportation.

Moral Turpitude

Should an immigrant plead guilty to or be convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; they can be deported. Federal Regulations of the United States have defined this offense as being any act performed by an individual that goes against good moral values, honesty, justice as well as acts of vileness, baseness, and depravity. This could involve child abuse, rape, robbery, theft, spousal abuse, incest and more.

Aggravated Felony

Being convicted of an aggravated felony can result in a criminal deportation. This type of crime includes burglary, murder, money laundering, drug trafficking, sexual abuse and more. An immigrant with a charge listed as an aggravated felony will need to speak with a criminal defense attorney as well as a criminal immigration attorney.

Detention And Deportation

This is required for many criminal offenses. In many cases, there won’t be a hearing where a judge will consider the circumstances of an immigrant’s situation prior to making a decision. A judge will need to make an order of deportation and not consider any humanitarian or mitigating circumstances. It is possible for an immigrant to be incarcerated for years and not provided the opportunity for bond. They will be required to fight their deportation from behind bars.

Violating Immigration Status

This can happen when an immigrant is found to have been found inadmissible at the time they entered the United States. It can also happen when it is established an immigrant failed to maintain resident status and had actual residency elsewhere. Should someone remain in the United State longer than permitted, or enter it without inspection; they could be found to be in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Threat To National Security

An immigrant will be subject to criminal deportation if they are found guilty of engaging in any type of activity associated with sabotage, terrorism, espionage, exportation of sensitive information, goods or technology in violation of United States law. Deportation will result when an immigrant is found guilty of engaging in any activity that threatens public safety, national security or is designed to overthrow the government using unlawful methods and more.

Illegal Immigration

It is against federal law to improperly gain entry into the United States. Improper entry is defined in 8 U.S. Code Section 1325. This could consist of entering at a place not designed as a legal entry point by immigration officers. This is a place where people coming into the United States are not able to be examined by immigration officers. It is also illegal for people coming into the United States to make false or misleading statements to gain entry into the country. It is possible for an immigrant found guilty of violating 8 U.S. Code Section 1325 to be incarcerated for as long as six months and required to pay a fine. Should someone be convicted of this for a second time, they could be incarcerated for up to 24 months.

There are many times when an immigrant is facing deportation. They are going to be subject to removal proceedings because they’ve been arrested or have a criminal conviction. This is a time to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. In some cases, it is also good to speak with a criminal immigration attorney. They will analyze the facts of a person’s case. An effective legal defense can then be devised for the best possible outcome.

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