Experienced Criminal Defense For Immigrants
For an immigrant, the consequences of being charged with a crime can be devastating. Even something that would normally be considered a minor offense can lead to deportation. It is crucial that you work with an attorney who has a detailed legal knowledge of both immigration law and criminal defense to fully protect your ability to stay in the United States.
At Bartell Georgalas & Juarez, we have built a strong practice guiding clients through all facets of the immigration process. Through the long history of our practice, we have represented clients facing both immigration and criminal law matters. We understand the severity of criminal charges on your immigrant status or your ability to remain in or re-enter the United States. Call our Cleveland law firm immediately at 888-638-7955 for a free consultation.
Immigrant Defense Lawyers Fighting For You
Our firm is dedicated to helping immigrants. A large part of our practice is helping those clients protect their immigration status through skilled and vigorous criminal defense. We can provide legal advice and representation to clients facing a wide range of criminal allegations and immigration violations, including:
- DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
- Domestic violence and protective order violations
- Drug crimes
- Serious felonies (murder, robbery, sexual assault, etc.)
- Weapon offenses
- White collar crimes (fraud, tax fraud, embezzlement)
- Identity theft and forgery
- Marriage fraud to obtain entry to the U.S.
- Falsely claiming citizenship
- Criminal re-entry after deportation
- Human trafficking
- Other deportable crimes
We will make every effort to avoid a conviction (or guilty plea) that would threaten your ability to stay in the United States. We aim to get the charges dismissed or reduced to a nondeportable offense, and our attorneys are prepared to go to trial to fight for your freedom and your immigrant status. Read more about the immigration consequences of criminal charges.
What Does It Mean For Your Immigrant Status?
In 2010, the United States Supreme Court heard the case Padilla v. Commonwealth of Kentucky. This ruling was groundbreaking in the sense that the court said it was a violation of the Sixth Amendment if an individual’s defense attorney failed to advise his or her client of the immigration consequences of pleading guilty to any criminal charge. This situation can be used as grounds to reopen a previous case.
If you were deported or were prevented from re-entering the U.S., contact our firm for a free case evaluation. We help clients throughout the United States, including Kentucky, Georgia, Texas and Wisconsin.
We Are Immigration AND Criminal Defense Lawyers
Our experience and special focus provide the best protection of your rights if you are a noncitizen charged with a crime. Call us today at 888-638-7955 for a free consultation or contact us by email and we will respond promptly.