Effect Of A Criminal Conviction On Your Immigration Status

Anyone who is not a U.S. citizen should consult an immigration lawyer after any contact with law enforcement or when charged with a crime. Even if you are a permanent legal resident (green card holder), a conviction for a minor offense could trigger your removal from the U.S.

The Law Offices of David M. Paz Soldan offers sophisticated knowledge of immigration law, including the potential consequences of criminal charges on immigration status. We try to help immigrants stay out of legal trouble, but we also handle deportation defense and post-conviction relief for noncitizens who are threatened with removal. Our Los Angeles immigration firm takes cases throughout Southern California.

Get The Facts About Criminal Charges And Immigrant Status
Call our office at 888-775-8575 for a FREE consultation with U.S. immigration lawyer David Paz Soldan. We offer experienced legal advice in fluent English or Spanish.

Obtain Legal Advice Before Admitting To A Crime

Arrests and convictions may have very harsh immigration consequences:

  • You could be deported and forced to wait to re-enter the United States.
  • You could be removed and permanently barred from re-entering the U.S.
  • You may be prevented from leaving the U.S. to travel.
  • You might be allowed to leave the U.S., but detained when you try to return.
  • Your family members could be deported.
  • You could lose your green card or visa.
  • You could be barred from applying for citizenship (naturalization).

You need to know before you go to court whether you are accused of an offense that may result in deportation. You need to know the consequences of a guilty plea or a conviction at trial. Criminal defense lawyers cannot always give accurate answers about these complex issues.

Attorney David M. Paz Soldan has practiced in immigration law since 1998. He can explain exactly where you stand. Mr. Paz Soldan can advise immigrants and their criminal defense lawyers on how to structure "deportation-friendly" pleas so that a conviction does not trigger removal proceedings.

Learn More About Your Options From An Experienced Attorney

You need to protect your future and your family. Call our Los Angeles office at 888-775-8575 for a FREE consultation or contact us online. You can reach us 24/7, and we return phone messages and emails as promptly as possible.