Criminal Records Problems
Criminal and Immigration Law
A “criminal alien” is a person who is not a citizen of the United States and who has been charged with or convicted of a crime. Convictions for these crimes could mean that you cannot get permanent residency in the U.S. and/or could lead to deportation:
- Violent crimes such as murder
- Multiple criminal convictions
- Drug offenses, drug addiction, drug abuse, drunk driving
- Weapons violations
- Domestic violence, stalking, violation of an order for protection
- Child abuse, child sexual abuse, child neglect, child abandonment
- Criminal conduct that did not result in a conviction but may also be a problem includes smuggling of aliens and misrepresentation and fraud to USCIS
The criminal and immigration law attorneys at Hill & Piibe have helped thousands of immigrants facing criminal charges or who have pled guilty to a criminal charge in the past and are now facing deportation or denial of a green card. In many cases we can help vacate criminal convictions or interpret the law favorably for the client and prevent deportation. For information about our success in helping our clients resolve their issues regarding criminal convictions, please see our notable cases.
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY CHARGED WITH A CRIME
We recommend that you contact an experienced immigration attorneyimmediately, before you plead to any criminal charges. Even if you plead “no contest” to a misdemeanor and serve no jail time, you may be at risk for losing immigration benefits, even if you are a lawful permanent resident. Our criminal and immigration law attorneys can advise you on the best step to take to avoid immigration problems later on. We can also connect you with a criminal defense lawyer who focuses on defending immigrants.
IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD AND ARE SEEKING CITIZENSHIP
Ask us about vacating a criminal record or seeking a waiver because of hardship to an American citizen (a spouse or child). The experienced criminal and immigration lawyers at Hill & Piibe have helped hundreds of people clean up their criminal record so they can apply for asylum, a green card, or a visa and avoid immigration problems. Contact us to see how we can help you.
IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD AND ARE FACING DEPORTATION
Don’t give up hope! Contact the immigration attorneys at HILL & PIIBE. We have handled many complex “criminal alien” immigration cases. We’re always thinking two steps ahead: taking the right precautions early on to set the stage for success, even if we have to go all the way to the appeals court.
The criminal and immigration law attorneys at Hill & Piibe serve clients of all nationalities living in the Los Angeles, California area, including Riverside and Bakersfield and all of San Bernardino County, Orange County, San Diego County, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County.
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