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Immigration Attorneys Representing Immigrants with Criminal Issues in Illinois

When immigrants are charged and convicted of certain criminal violations, this can seriously jeopardize their status and lead to negative consequences, such as visa denials, ineligibility for naturalization, and deportation/removal. On the other hand, immigrants who are the victims of crimes are often afraid to report them for fear of being deported. When criminal issues and immigration law intersect, the results can be difficult to predict. To understand your options and ensure your rights are protected in these situations, it is important to speak with a skilled immigration and criminal attorney.

At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we have several decades of experience in both criminal and immigration law. Our award-winning lawyers regularly represent clients in Chicagoland and throughout Northern Illinois in cases involving U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). We have attorneys on our team who are former prosecutors and former public defenders with an in-depth knowledge of the Illinois state and federal judicial system. We put our unique blend of experience to work to give immigrants with criminal issues the skilled representation they deserve.

We have been recognized not only for our experience and skill, but also for our aggressive advocacy on behalf of each client we serve. Our attorneys are honest, compassionate, straightforward, and down to earth. We understand what is at stake when you have criminal issues that may negatively impact your immigration status, and we will take the time to thoroughly analyze your case, effectively account for all known factors, and determine the best path forward to securing a positive outcome.

Criminal Issues and Immigration Consequences

Any immigrant who has not yet become a U.S. citizen can be subject to deportation/removal if they commit a deportable offense. Crimes that may be considered grounds for deportability include:

  • Aggravated felonies;
  • Serious drug crimes;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Crimes of moral turpitude (if committed within five years of being admitted to the U.S. or receiving a Green Card);
  • Marriage fraud;
  • Document fraud;
  • Helping smuggle undocumented immigrants into the U.S.; and
  • Falsely claiming to be a U.S. Citizen.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, our attorneys can help you understand your options for criminal defense. In addition to providing representation in criminal courts and working to help you avoid a conviction, we can work with you to determine whether you are eligible for different forms of relief that will allow you to prevent a potential deportation or address issues related to inadmissibility. We also work with immigrants who are crime victims to help them determine what protections may be available to them through U visas or VAWA self-petitions.

Contact Our Bloomingdale Criminal Defense and Immigration Attorneys

Immigrants have certain rights under the U.S. Constitution. Chief among them are the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are questioned by immigration agents or law enforcement, it is generally best to assert your right to remain silent and ask to speak with your attorney. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we draw on our depth of experience with both criminal issues and immigration law to aggressively defend the charges against you and do everything possible to preserve your legal status here in the U.S. Before answering any questions from the authorities, contact our office today at 630-932-9100 for a free consultation.

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