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Michael P. McGuire

Protecting You When Criminal Charges Threaten Your Immigration Status

A criminal charge or conviction can permanently damage your dreams of permanent residency in the United States. The overlap between immigration status and criminal charges is sometimes referred to as “crimmigration.” The wisest strategy is to work with an experienced legal team that understands how crimmigration could affect your future.

When you need an attorney who can provide criminal defense for noncitizens, you can rely on Law Offices Of Michael P. McGuire LLC. We serve clients throughout New Jersey who face removal or other penalties as a result of serious accusations of criminal activity.

Why Your Immigration Status Is At Stake

For immigrants, the consequences of criminal activity reach much farther than probation, community service or jail time. A misdemeanor or felony can result in deportation for an otherwise hardworking, honest person who made a poor choice or was wrongly convicted. Even a charge of driving under the influence, which often results in a fine for U.S. citizens, is a deportable offense.

Some charges, referred to as crimes of moral turpitude, can prohibit you from ever entering the country again. These charges include:

  • Child abuse
  • Tax evasion
  • Fraud
  • Perjury
  • Concealed weapons crimes

With the stakes so high, it is important that you have an attorney to represent you. We have guided many foreign-born clients through the justice system and helped them remain in the United States despite their charges.

What Is Post-Conviction Relief?

Post-conviction relief refers to having an offense contested, dismissed or reduced. It can sometimes allow noncitizens to remain in the U.S. Even if a conviction is imminent or you have already been convicted, we will not give up there. We explore all options for post-conviction relief, including expunging your record.

Act Quickly And Get An Attorney’s Help

It is crucial to contact a lawyer as soon as you can since deadlines are very important in legal matters such as these. Call our Freehold office at 732-704-7331 or send us an email to receive our tenacious representation regarding your criminal law and immigration law concerns.