Criminal Law & Immigration
Aggressive Irvine Immigration Lawyer
When you are seeking to immigrate to the United States, it is crucial that
you have a clean record. Even if you gain residency or have a valid green
card, your status could be threatened if you are convicted of committing
certain types of criminal activity. A criminal record or conviction may
impede you from obtaining permanent resident status or could even result
in you being deported from the country. If you are not a United States
Citizen, it is imperative that you consult an immigration attorney experienced
with criminal law to help reduce the chance you will be deported.
deportation or removal hearings can have devastating effects. An immigration attorney
experienced with criminal law will help ensure that you will have competent,
aggressive representation in immigration courts.
You cannot afford to go through this time without proven and tough legal
representation! That is exactly what you will find at the Law Office of
Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. While most misdemeanors cases do not lead to deportation,
if you have a significant enough record, you could face other consequences.
You need a seasoned Orange County immigration lawyer who can defend your
name during this time!
Request a consultation with our firm today.
What crimes could I lose my green card over?
There are certain crimes that are considered more serious compared to other
crimes. While a minor crime may result in a slap on the wrist, if you
are convicted of a major crime, it could ultimately lead to your removal
from the country. However, knowing what a deportable crime is requires
the knowledge of an immigration attorney. Some crimes that appear "minor"
may have drastic immigration consequences. Attorney Ashkan Yekrangi can
step in to provide the proven deportation defense you need to protect
Some crimes that can result in deportation:
- Drug offenses
- Theft / Robbery
- Sexual assault
- Money laundering
- Domestic violence
- Alien smuggling
- Murder or manslaughter
- Firearms convictions
If your crime was a petty offense, or could be argued down to one, then
you may be able to avoid deportation. There are many ways an immigration
attorney can plea bargain with the prosecution to attempt to ensure your
crime does not make you inadmissible or deportable. Criminal convictions
can also play a role when you chose to naturalize to become a United States
Citizen, and some crimes are a permanent bar to obtaining citizenship.
Post-Conviction Relief for Past Records
If you have a past criminal conviction, you may be able to use post-conviction
relief to avoid deportation or immigration complications. Through
post-conviction relief, you can work to vacate your conviction, or essentially withdraw your
guilty plea. This is different than a simple expungement, because expungements
are not recognized by immigration law.
How can you successfully secure post-conviction relief? You may be able
to do this by demonstrating that you had ineffective legal counsel, were
not properly warned about the consequences for your guilty plea, or that
your charges were too severe.
Regardless of whether you are facing criminal charges or have already been
convicted, it is crucial that you
contact a knowledgeable Orange County immigration lawyer.