Immigration Defense Lawyer Serving Nassau County
Strong Defense for the Criminally Accused
Every year, people are falsely accused of crimes they did not commit or treated too harshly by the justice system for their mistakes. When this situation is compounded by the fact that the accused is not a U.S. citizen, it can result in serious consequences. The team at Portela Law Firm, P.C. is a criminal defense and immigration defense law firm dedicated to protecting those who have been accused of crimes. Their main goal is to protect your freedom and best interests, as their clients will attest to. They have been named as members of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and much more.
Each Nassau County immigration defense attorney will put all of their years of experience and legal skill to work for you so that you have the best possible chance of getting your charges dropped and allowed to remain in the country. Immigration law is tricky enough without the added complication of an arrest and that is why it is so important to have a strong legal advocate on your side throughout the entire process. You should not have to suffer because of an incompetent attorney.
The Results of a Conviction on Immigration Matters
If you were arrested for a crime and are facing a conviction, you will probably have many questions on your mind regarding the possible results. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1988, a conviction of an aggravated felony may result in immediate deportation. However, this list has grown over the years and now includes crimes such as theft crimes, fraud related offenses, firearms offenses, violent crimes, and more. Without a lawyer fighting for your rights, your sentence may include more than just jail time and steep fines. You could be facing the deportation of you and your family.
Other possible results of a conviction could include not being allowed to travel outside the U.S. This means you may not be able to visit family members at home or be at important events. In other cases, the convicted individual is allowed to leave the country, but once they have left, they are denied reentry. If you are deported, you may not be allowed to return for a specified amount of time or you may never be allowed to return. Even if you were already granted immigration status or secured a green card, these may be taken away from you. In order to ensure that your story does not end like this, please do not waste any time in contacting the respected law firm at Portela.
Contact a Nassau County immigration defense attorney from the team today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.