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Helping Clients Navigate Complex Crimmigration Matters

When facing criminal charges as a foreign national, the stakes are exceedingly high as the outcome can significantly affect your immigration status or aspirations. Navigating the intricacies of immigration law becomes even more challenging when allegations of criminal conduct are involved. Not only do you need an attorney who is well-versed in criminal defense, but also one who comprehensively understands the ramifications such charges could have on your immigration status. Violations of visa terms or engaging in criminal activities can undermine your stay in the United States by leading to deportability or inadmissibility.

The Sekou Clarke Law Groupis adept at managing these delicate circumstances; our experience includes criminal defense and immigration law. We are committed to defending our clients’ cases in the criminal courtroom and safeguarding their rights and future as a foreign national in the United States. Considering that applications for various immigration matters inquire about past convictions, the assistance of our seasoned attorneys is indispensable. We help navigate the potential immigration consequences and work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interests.

Understanding Crimmigration Law

The area where criminal law and immigration law converge is known as "crimmigration," and it can be difficult to understand and navigate. Our team of skilled lawyers at The Sekou Clarke Law Group focuses on assisting clients with criminal immigration concerns. We have the skills and experience to offer you the legal advice and counsel you require, whether you are facing deportation as a result of a criminal conviction or are dealing with criminal charges that potentially affect your immigration status.

Our crimmigration services include:

  • Defending non-citizens in criminal proceedings
  • Negotiating plea deals to minimize immigration consequences
  • Filing appeals and post-conviction relief for immigrants
  • Providing deportation defense and removal proceedings representation
  • Assisting with immigration consequences of criminal convictions

Don't navigate the complexities of crimmigration law alone. Contact The Sekou Clarke Law Group for experienced and dedicated legal assistance.

Can A Criminal Conviction Be Expunged To Prevent Deportation?

In New York, the possibility of vacating or expunging a criminal conviction to avoid deportation is limited and complex, largely due to the strict interplay between state criminal law and federal immigration law. New York does not have a broad expungement law that applies to all convictions; however, there are specific circumstances under which a conviction might be vacated or modified. This is usually done through mechanisms such as appeals, motions for a new trial based on new evidence, or claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.

Non-citizens may be able to dispute a conviction with immigration consequences. To learn more about your options, speak with a qualified crimmigration attorney in Queens at The Sekou Clarke Law Group. Success in these cases frequently depends on demonstrating that the defendant received ineffective assistance from counsel regarding the immigration consequences of a plea.

The process is challenging and It's essential for individuals facing this situation to seek legal advice from professionals experienced in both immigration and criminal law to explore their options thoroughly. Get in touch with our immigration law firm by calling (407) 269-8774.

Contact us at (407) 269-8774 to discuss your case. Our Queens, New York, crimmigration lawyers are ready to listen to your legal matters with attention and compassion.

The Interplay of Criminal Law and Immigration

The confluence of criminal and immigration law is a complex and intricate field requiring a nuanced understanding to adequately protect your rights and status. When charged with a crime, it’s essential to consider the potential immigration fallout. For instance, certain criminal offenses can trigger a raft of immigration consequences, including deportation or denial of entry into the country.

Examples of crimes that could have immigration consequences include the following:

  • Drug crimes: Offenses involving the possession, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances can dramatically jeopardize your immigration status.
  • Domestic violence crimes: These can include assault or battery against a family member and may result in deportability or being barred from entry.
  • Aggravated felonies: This term covers a broad category of serious crimes that can result in long-term detention and removal for non-citizens.
  • Kidnapping: This offense, whether charged or convicted, can have severe consequences for one's immigration prospects.
  • Sexual assault: Charges of sexual offenses create complications not only legally but also in one's immigration processes.
  • Murder: One of the most severe charges that can almost certainly lead to inadmissibility or deportation upon conviction.

If facing such serious accusations, engaging a criminal immigration attorney who can discuss and manage any potential immigration issues and provide a robust defense against criminal charges is crucial.

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