If you have any criminal convictions and have a relationship with our immigration system, you need to be contacting your attorney immediately. The Trump administration has ushered in a new era of enforcement that is breaking up families and leaving many undocumented immigrants facing deportation or removal proceedings.
We have written previously about crimes of moral turpitude and the laws that are currently in place that could place individuals in jeopardy of being removed from the country. However, the new enforcement measures, including the hiring of tens of thousands of new borders security officers, will be felt all the way to the local level.
Padilla v. Kentucky, a United States Supreme Court decision, protects individuals who are facing criminal charges. However, this is only the case if you are being represented by an attorney and the court follows the proper procedures to notify you of the immigration consequences for your plea decision.
You need to have an experienced criminal defense attorney representing you at every stage of your criminal proceeding. Attorney Adam Pollack is a Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer and has many years of experience dealing with the consequences of criminal cases on undocumented immigrants.
In the past it may have been the case that the courts liberally construed the current laws on the books regarding criminal convictions. Those days are done. You and your family need to take EVERY criminal charge seriously and fight it with a trial attorney at every stage of your case.
We are also warning individuals that have permanent resident, visa, or asylum status. This shift in enforcement could also affect these lawful residents to lose their status should they have contact with the criminal justice system. Do not take any chances with your hard-fought immigration status.
Call Attorney Adam Pollack immediately to discuss your criminal case at (407) 834-5297