Assisting Non-Citizens With Criminal Matters

If you are a non-citizen and have been accused of a crime, you need a legal advocate who is experienced in both criminal defense and immigration law. The outcome of your criminal case will directly impact your immigration benefits. At De La Garza & Ramirez Attorneys and Counselors at Law, we have extensive litigation and transactional experience in both criminal and immigration law, otherwise known as "crimmigration" law. We will use our years of combined knowledge, reputation and skill to minimize the consequences of the charges against you.

Defending Against Aggravated Felony Accusations

For non-citizens and immigrants, the consequences of criminal activity go beyond jail time and fines. Criminal accusations limit the immigrants' opportunities for becoming permanent residents and remaining in the United States. Aggravated felonies can expose immigrants to threats of deportation.

Types of crimes that can greatly affect your right to live and work legally in the United States include:

  • Domestic violence
  • Sex crimes
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Drug and alcohol crimes
  • Firearms-related offenses
  • White-collar crimes
  • Crimes involving moral turpitude

Prior arrests, charges and convictions can also have an impact on your status. It is important to speak with a lawyer and find out if you need to take steps to reduce the negative effects these have on your immigration status.

Fighting Deportation And Protecting Your Rights

Removal proceedings are often initiated after a crime has occurred. Deportation hearings are complex. When you have been accused of a crime, these procedures become even more complicated. Our deportation defense attorneys will fight aggressively to protect your immigration status and to lessen the repercussions of the charges against you. We defend individuals against deportation through different forms of relief, including:

  • Adjustment of status
  • Cancellation of removal for permanent and non-permanent residents
  • Retroactive waivers
  • Asylum
  • Withholding
  • Citizenship claims

When needed, we will petition for a waiver of inadmissibility on your behalf.

Advocating For Your Future

Criminal accusations of any kind can not only impact the type of immigration relief you seek, but may also prevent you from future immigration benefits. Regardless of the charges, you should contact us immediately. Call our Edinburg office at 956-682-4470 to set up a consultation with our trusted team. We will diligently examine your case, explore all of your options and answer your questions. Our attorneys will help you during your criminal case, throughout your immigration court hearings and with any immigration appeals. Se habla español. We serve individuals accused of crimes throughout the Rio Grande Valley metro area in Texas.