CRIMINAL CHARGES & IMMIGRATION
DON’T TAKE CHANCES: HIRE AN ORLANDO IMMIGRATION LAWYER
Certain criminal charges have the potential to jeopardize your immigration status and your ability to stay in the United States as a permanent resident. These charges affect both visa and green card applications, as well as the deportation of current card holders. If you are concerned that your criminal history may have an impact on your immigration status, our firm can review your case and prepare an aggressive defense in court on your behalf. Waiting to deal with these issues can only compound the problem, so it is important to contact an Orlando immigration lawyer.
CRIMES WHICH CAN AFFECT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS
The U.S. government uses the term “inadmissible” to refer to an individual’s inability to enter the country. Crimes on your record can cause you to be considered inadmissible, in which case you may be able to apply for a waiver. The following crimes are considered inadmissible:
- Crimes of moral turpitude, such as sex crimes or murder
- Controlled substance violations
- Participation in controlled trafficking
- Engagement in prostitution
- Conviction of an aggravated felony
- Entering the U.S. for the purpose of money laundering
Fingerprint checks are required on all visa or green card applications, which prevents an individual from concealing certain crimes.
APPLYING FOR A WAIVER OF INADMISSIBILITY
Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. Waivers are not allowed for any crimes involving murder, torture, aggravated felonies, or controlled substances. If your waiver is accepted, you will be notified of your approval. Our firm has dealt with thousands of immigration cases, and we are confident that we can help yours. In 2013, we received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for immigration representation, proving our commitment to exceptional service. Let our award-winning team protect your future and your family.
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