The immigration consequences of criminal charges and convictions can be serious. What may seem like a favorable outcome for a criminal charge in state court may have an immediate negative effect if that person is then placed in removal proceedings or, years later, find that he does not qualify for an immigration benefit or relief because of prior criminal history.
The negative consequences can be immediate if a criminal conviction is serious enough to warrant the attention of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”). ICE has the authority to investigate undocumented persons living in the United States and has the power to place a person in removal proceedings if they meet the agency’s enforcement priorities.
Our experienced legal team can provide advice on the immigration consequences of a criminal proceeding. We help people in Roanoke and the surrounding region. Call us today at (540) 358-5593 to reserve a free consultation.