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Defending Immigrants Accused of Criminal Charges

For many non-US citizens, coming to America and obtaining U.S. citizenship is a life-long dream. When an immigrant faces criminal charges of any kind, their immigration status can be threatened, as well as their hopes for ever becoming a United States citizen. The criminal defense and immigration team at The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping immigrants facing criminal charges remain inside the United States, and they are devoted to helping you overcome the criminal charges against you.

Immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship are under close scrutiny by the American government. Considering the long list of people seeking immigration visas and citizenship, those convicted of criminal offenses such as child abuse, DWI, domestic violence, drug crimes, firearms offenses and theft crimes face a much more difficult road to citizenship. What's more, immigrants who are convicted of fraud related offenses, sex crimes, aggravated felonies and serious violent crimes may face a removal proceeding, thus destroying all hopes for becoming a United States citizen.

Facing criminal charges is tough enough on a U.S. citizen; however, the consequences are far more severe if you are an immigrant to the United States. The effect of a conviction on immigration status can result in permanent deportation, the deportation of your family and much more. If you or a family member is facing criminal charges, a Queens immigration defense attorney from the firm can fight to get your charges dropped and keep you in the U.S. where you rightfully belong.

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In addition to defending immigrants against criminal charges, the immigration team also assists non-U.S. citizens with all other immigration matters. These include: non-immigrant visas, immigration visas, citizenship/naturalization, and criminal deportation. The firm works with students, professionals, family members of U.S. citizens, investors, businessmen, blue collar workers and those seeking asylum in Queens.

The attorneys at the firm are members of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Law Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and more. The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to helping their immigration clients in every way possible, and they offer services in both English and Spanish. Their successful case results have been featured in a variety of publications including the National Law Review, the New York Law Journal, the New York Times and the New York Jury Reporter.

Contact an attorney at the firm for information about their criminal defense and immigration defense services by calling (212) 577-9312.

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  • Former Assistant District Attorney

  • Over 25 Years of Experience

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