Criminal Defense & Immigration
Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Arrest
Being arrested for a crime can be a devastating experience for anyone.
Consequences such as steep fines, time in jail or prison, a lengthy probation,
and a future of living with the stigma of a criminal record, can all have
an enormously negative impact on every aspect of a person's life.
For an individual who is present in the United States on an immigrant or
nonimmigrant visa, however, involvement in the criminal justice system carries the additional
repercussion of potentially being deported and declared inadmissible for
reentry to the United States.
According to statistics provided by Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE), more than half of the individuals who were deported from the United
States in 2012 were removed on the basis of having been convicted of a
crime. There has been a dramatic increase in ICE's focus on criminal-based
deportation enforcement: Whereas only 33 percent of removals in 2008 involved
criminal convictions, 55 percent of removals in 2012, which translates
to a total of 225,416 people, were due to criminal convictions.
Virginia Deportation Defense Lawyer
Don't let a mistake or false allegations lead to deportation, which
could separate you from your friends and family and cause you to lose
everything that you have worked so hard to achieve in this country. As
soon as possible after you have been arrested or charged with a crime,
contact us at Fayad Law, P.C. for a confidential consultation with a Virginia
immigration lawyer from our team.
If you get us involved early in the process, we may be able to intervene
to resolve the charges or work to exonerate you. Even if you have already
been convicted, it might be possible to safeguard your immigration status
by appealing the conviction or pursuing some type of immigration relief
such as a waiver of inadmissibility or cancellation of removal. Your first
step is to contact one of
our offices in Virginia and North Carolina so that our Arlington and Fairfax immigration
attorneys can review the situation and begin working on a strategy for
you. Call today!