DuPage County Criminal Law and Immigration Lawyers
Skilled and Aggressive Representation for Immigrants with Criminal Issues in Illinois
When immigrants are charged and convicted of certain criminal violations, it 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, 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 Chicago and throughout Northern Illinois before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). We also 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 are highly 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 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.
Understand Your Rights, Call 630-932-9100630-932-9100
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 630-932-9100630-932-9100 for a free consultation.