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Suffolk County Immigration Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense & Immigration Defense Law Firm

The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is known for their tireless dedication to protecting the rights of individuals and families in Suffolk County and the surrounding areas. They understand that immigration law is complex, especially when coupled with a criminal allegation. For the past 20 years, they have been helping immigrants and non-citizens who have been accused of crimes they did not commit or just need a strong advocate on their side to ensure that their rights are not trampled on during the process. Even if you feel as though your case is hopeless because it is so serious, you can rely on an immigration defense lawyer to do whatever it takes to protect you.

Choose a Law Firm With Over 20 Years of Experience

As this could be a matter that determines the course of your future, it is imperative that you choose your legal representative wisely. Which attorney could chose could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. As there are certain crimes that, under law, are viewed more seriously than others, an allegation of an aggravated felony should be taken seriously. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, aggravated felonies could be punished by criminal deportation. What you need to realize is that this list has been growing since its creation in 1988 and now includes such crimes as violent crimes, theft crimes, fraud related offenses, firearms offenses, and more.

Even if you know you are innocent, the consequences of a conviction are so severe that you should not take any chances with your case. First of all, you may be deported and not allowed to return to the U.S. for a specified amount of time. In some cases, you may be barred from ever returning to the U.S. Other possible punishments include not being allowed to travel outside of the U.S. or being denied reentry once you leave. One of the worst consequences is the effect it can have on your family. They may also be deported or they may not be able to have a family member involved in their lives.

Why hire a Suffolk County immigration defense lawyer?

As you can see, a criminal accusation against a non-citizen is a serious case. Due to this fact, you need to do everything in your power to protect yourself and your family. The team at Portela has been featured on Court TV, in the National Law Journal, and the New York Law Journal, to name but a few. They are frequently called upon due to their extensive experience and legal skill and you can rely on them to help you through this difficult situation.

Contact a Suffolk County immigration defense attorney from the team to schedule a consultation!

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  • Fluent in Spanish & English

  • Former Assistant District Attorney

  • Over 25 Years of Experience

  • Committed to Client Satisfaction

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