Top Attorneys Handling Immigration Bonds in Las Vegas, Reno, Los Angeles and Throughout The United States
Did you plead guilty to a crime without being advised of the immigration consequences? Green Card holders can be deported based upon a criminal conviction without the opportunity of ever returning to the United States.
Visa holders and “illegal” immigrants may be prevented from ever obtaining lawful status or risk being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents based upon criminal convictions. Simply put, unless you’re a United States Citizen, the stakes are very high if you’re a non-citizen and convicted of a crime.
In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court declared that an immigrant has a Sixth Amendment Constitutional right to be advised of the consequences that a guilty plea can have on his or her immigration status.
Thus, if you’ve been served with a Notice To Appear by immigration authorities because you plead guilty to a criminal offense, you need to speak with an experienced attorney at The Federal Defenders, By Paul Padda Law immediately.
In the event you were not advised your guilty plea would result in removal proceedings against you, your criminal case could be reopened based upon an ineffective assistance of counsel claim.
There are few lawyers better equipped to assist you in matters touching upon both criminal and immigration that The Federal Defenders. Depending upon the facts of your situation, we may be able to file a motion to reopen your underlying criminal case to argue ineffective assistance of counsel.
In most cases, this can make the difference between remaining in the United States or being deported.
Whether you’re in Las Vegas, Reno, Los Angeles or anywhere else in the United States, find out how The Federal Defenders can help you or a loved one.
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