Certain criminal convictions can lead to immigrants being deported from the United States. However, you don’t necessarily have to be convicted — just admitting to elements of a crime can affect your immigration status. Not just felonies are considered — a misdemeanor conviction may count against you as well. A knowledgeable immigration attorney can work with you to review your case and develop a legal strategy.
Criminal actions affecting immigration, according to the Center for Public Policy Studies, involve:
- Aggravated felony
- Controlled substances
- Firearms offense
- Moral turpitude
- Domestic violence
- Document fraud
Other crimes and illegal activities have immigration consequences as well.
If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime, the Certificate of Disposition details the criminal charges, convictions (including date of conviction) and sentence served. A Muskegon immigration lawyer can help in securing the documents required to build your case.
The attorneys at Springstead Bartish & Borgula Law P.L.L.C. have the answers to your questions and the skills to guide you through the maze of immigration and criminal laws. We are formidable advocates, working to achieve the best possible results for our clients.