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DuPage County Immigrants with Criminal Charges Attorney

Immigration Attorneys Defending Immigrants Facing Criminal Charges in Illinois

When an immigrant is charged with a crime, a conviction can mean much more than a black mark on their record. For non-U.S. citizens, certain crimes are considered deportable offenses. In addition, if a person's legal status in the U.S. is questionable, just being pulled over for minor traffic violations can lead to ICE detention and deportation/removal proceedings. If you are a non-U.S. citizen facing criminal charges, you need to work with an attorney who has knowledge of both criminal defense and immigration law. With the help of lawyer who knows how these two areas work together, you can determine the best options for reducing/eliminating the charges against you.

For several decades, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices has provided skilled legal representation for individuals charged with crimes in Chicagoland and throughout northern Illinois. Our award-winning lawyers are former prosecutors and former public defenders with extensive experience successfully litigating criminal cases at all levels of the state and federal judicial system. We have in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the local courts, how they will build their case against you, and what it takes to secure a positive outcome.

We also have a full-service immigration practice, and we represent clients regularly in matters handled by federal agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Our attorneys are mindful of how criminal issues may impact your immigration status, and our unique blend of experience in these areas of the law allows us to craft the most effective defense strategy to fit your specific circumstances.

Criminal Defense for Immigrants in Illinois

Criminal convictions can lead to severe consequences for non-U.S. citizens. These include:

  • Denial of an application for legal permanent resident (LPR) status or citizenship;
  • Inadmissibility to the United States;
  • Deportation/removal; and
  • Inability to return to the U.S. for a set number of years, and in some cases permanently.

Any criminal conviction, including misdemeanors, can jeopardize your legal status in the United States. More serious crimes, such as aggravated felonies, will most likely disqualify you from any type of immigration relief, and a conviction may lead to mandatory deportation, even if you have already obtained LPR status.

When you are charged with a crime, we will go to work immediately to examine the circumstances and identify any and all holes in the prosecution's case. There are times when local law enforcement does not properly follow all procedures during an arrest and shortly thereafter. There are other times when the evidence is weak, and we know the prosecution will have difficulty proving their case. Our attorneys are skilled litigators and strong negotiators, and we put our experience to work to advocate aggressively on your behalf. The best result is having the charges dropped or amending the charges to a lesser offense, and hopefully one that qualifies for court supervision. We are also skilled at obtaining expungements for prior criminal convictions when possible.

Contact Our Naperville Immigration and Criminal Defense Lawyers

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we understand criminal issues and immigration and how these two areas of the law intertwine. We draw on our experience to fight hard for the rights of each client we serve. When you work with us, we will explore every legal avenue that may be available to help you preserve your status here in the U.S. For a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois criminal defense and immigration lawyers, contact our office today at 630-932-9100.

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