When faced with both immigration and criminal issues, it is essential to fully understand your rights and your options so that you can make the right decision. Often times immigrants charged with crimes are encouraged to accept a plea agreement which will reduce their criminal charges and allow them to be released from jail.
However, by pleading guilty to a crime, even a misdemeanor, an immigrant may lose the opportunity to remain in or return to the United States. Therefore, it is extremely important for an immigrant charged with a crime to speak with a lawyer who is experienced in both criminal and immigration matters before making a decision that could forever impact the immigrant's ability to reside in or return to the United States.
At Wickens Law Group, we have years of successful experience representing immigrant clients who have been accused of crimes to minimize the immigration consequences of the criminal charge and preserve their opportunity to remain in or return to the United States.
Pierce County Deportation Defense Attorney
Non-citizen residents may be subject to removal and deportation if they are convicted of certain crimes. This applies to:
- Permanent residents
- H-1 visa holders
- Green card holders
Certain crimes, including drugs or domestic violence, can result in inadmissibility into the United States and impact lawful status or citizenship.
We at Wickens Law Group PS are committed to bringing more than 20 years of combined legal experience to assist our immigrant clients who are faced with any kind of criminal issue that can impact their resident status and help them do everything possible to remain in the United States.
We understand that these issues can be confusing and intimidating, but we are committed to helping you protect your rights and preserve your way of life. Because of the gravity of the situation, it is important that you begin taking the steps necessary to stay in the country as soon as possible. We encourage you to reach out.
To discuss any aspect of a Washington removal hearing issue with one of our Tacoma criminal and immigration attorneys, call (253) 383-4200 or e-mail us.