Here is the conclusion to our three-part blog Criminal Charges against Immigrants: 5 Facts to Know.
Final Important Facts to Know about Criminal Charges against Immigrants
Fact 4 – Removal proceedings may be initiated when two or more criminal charges against immigrants have been filed.
Regardless of how long an immigrant has been in the U.S., if he has been charged with and convicted of at least two crimes of moral turpitude, he can be the subject of removal proceedings by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
In these cases, however, the criminal charges against immigrants must have arisen from two different schemes or incidents. In other words, if a person is charged with multiple crimes all stemming from a single incident, for the purposes of removal proceedings and his immigration status, this will only count as a single crime of moral turpitude. This factor can get complicated and difficult to navigate in some cases, as it’s not always clear when multiple criminal charges against immigrants will be considered to be one or more crimes of moral turpitude.
For instance, when an immigrant has been convicted of two robberies, and these robberies involved the same business (and occurred at around the same time), it may be possible to argue that this should be considered a single crime of moral turpitude. If, however, the robberies occurred at different times at different locations but may have involved the same group of people, it may also be argued that these different offenses were part of the same scheme and, therefore, should be considered to be one crime of moral turpitude.
Fact 5 – When criminal charges against immigrants have been filed, the attorney at the Hanlon Law Group will be ready to help these people.
The most important fact to know about criminal charges against immigrants is that the Los Angeles immigration lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C. are here to help protect people and minimize the changes that removal proceedings will be initiated against them.
If criminal charges against immigrants end up resulting in the threat of deportation, our attorneys will be ready to aggressively advocate our clients’ rights and help them resolve these cases as favorably as possible. We have the experience, skills and legal knowledge that our clients can trust to help them obtain the best possible outcomes when they are facing the possibility of deportation due to a criminal case.
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Are you or a loved one facing criminal charges that could impact your immigration status in the U.S.? If so, it’s time to contact one of the trusted Los Angeles immigration attorneys at the Hanlon Law Group, P.C. For more than 15 years, we have been successfully representing our clients in various types of immigration cases, including those that may involve the impacts of criminal charges and the possibility of deportation.
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