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What Happens To Immigration Status When A Crime Occurs?

Immigration laws are notoriously strict, and a single mistake can shatter decades of work. When the criminal justice system and the immigration courts collide, it rarely ends well. If you are accused of a crime in the midst of a status change or before you have legal status, you need to take every precaution to avoid conviction.

Attorney Michael J. Beatrice has spent more than 45 years working in criminal law. He has been a prosecutor and is a criminal defense lawyer. His insight into the prosecutor’s thoughts and familiarity with criminal and immigration cases means that he is an ideal attorney to fight for you. For relentless advocacy, schedule a free appointment with Michael J. Beatrice, P.C., Attorney at Law.

Crimes That Disrupt Immigration Proceedings

While any criminal accusation can cause major delays in an immigration case, some impact your life more than others. Some factors the courts consider are:

  • Involvement of violence: Any type of assault or a crime that involves violent acts, such as robbery is considered unacceptable.
  • Presence of weapons: Any crime is made significantly worse in the court’s eyes when it involves a gun, firearm, knife or weapon.
  • Crimes of truthfulness: Fraud, embezzlement and other crimes where a significant lie is a part of the crime are all considered serious and cast doubt on your applications.

The best thing you can do for your case, both in immigration court and criminal court, is to dispel any allegations or pending criminal accusations as soon as possible. Any remaining doubt about you as a safe and reliable contributor to America can cost you your immigration status.

Consultations Are Free

Before you do anything that can further threaten your case, speak with attorney Beatrice in Mahwah for experience and excellent representation. Call 201-897-3570 to schedule your appointment.