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Immigration Consequences

Even minor criminal and traffic charges can have immigration consequences much more severe than the penalty imposed for the crime itself. A minor conviction or plea that is punished by a fine only could result in you being deported, or denied entry to this country in the future. You can even be deported for a crime based on changes in the law that happen after the crime is committed. You are in particular danger if you have an outstanding warrant, if you may be incarcerated, or if you are charged with a crime involving drugs, fraud, or theft.

I can help you understand the immigration consequences of your actions, and make intelligent strategic decisions that can help you stay in the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen and you have been charged with a crime, you need a lawyer. Call (301) 556-8709 today so that we can get to work on your case.


There are generally two classes of problem that you need to be worried about as a non-citizen facing criminal charges. The first is which outcomes will make you deportable, and the second is which outcomes will make you inadmissible. Some criminal acts will make you deportable if you are already in proceedings, but would not otherwise result in your deportation. Admissibility and deportability are separate issues, with separate, but very similar, sources of law governing them.If you are deportable, . . . .