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Helping Clients Navigate Immigration & Criminal Offenses Matters

Facing criminal charges as an immigrant can have serious ramifications for your ability to remain in the United States, making it essential to find a legal professional or firm that understands both immigration and criminal law. Let us provide you with effective representation by leveraging our expertise across two distinct areas of practice.

Martinez Law can help clients throughout the United States. We offer services in English as well as Spanish and French, and you can request virtual appointments. 

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We offer free consultations and are available to advise you of your legal options. Give us a call today at (800) 234-3269

What Is Crimmigration? 

Crimmigration refers to a system that intertwines criminal justice and immigration. Specifically, it describes a section of law in immigration law involving criminal offenses and their effects on a person’s immigration status. This term is primarily used by criminal defense and immigration attorneys and was only recently coined. 

Criminal Offenses that Can Lead to Deportation 

Crimes of moral turpitude are offenses that are considered immoral, evil, or contrary to what society deems acceptable. Having such an offense on one's record can be a major barrier to achieving lawful U.S entry/residency status, and may result in removal proceedings even for those who already hold permanent visas or green cards.

Under U.S immigration law, a person can be subject to deportation after being convicted of moral turpitude within five years following their admission into the country or if their sentence exceeds twelve months in prison; for those granted lawful permanent resident status this period is extended up to ten years. Crimes of moral turpitude include (but are not limited to): 

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon 
  • Aggravated drinking and driving charges 
  • Aggravated stalking 
  • Arson 
  • Burglary or robbery 
  • Child abuse 
  • Child pornography 
  • Forgery 
  • Fraud 
  • Manslaughter 
  • Murder 
  • Prostitution
  • Sexual Battery 

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You can also face deportation if you are convicted of a domestic violence-related offense or drug offenses, such as possession, possession with intent to sell, drug trafficking, and drug manufacturing. If you are convicted of an aggravated felony, at any time, your deportation status and reentry eligibility can be at risk. 

According to 8 USC § 1101 aggravated felonies include:  

  • Child pornography 
  • Drug trafficking or related offense 
  • Fraud (involving $10,000 or more) 
  • Murder 
  • Prostitution 
  • Rape 
  • Sexual abuse of a minor 
  • Theft crimes (with a prison sentence of at least a year) 
  • Trafficking of firearms, destructive devices, or explosive materials 
  • Violent crimes (punishable by imprisonment for at least a year) 

Martinez Law is backed by decades of experience and is known for providing our clients with high-quality and compassionate legal counsel. Our knowledgeable and experienced criminal and immigration lawyers are well aware of the challenges an arrest can pose on your immigration status. With our comprehensive understanding of how these two areas of law intersect, we provide a complete analysis to help you navigate your case with confidence. 

Get individualized legal counsel from the experienced attorneys at Martinez Law; call us at (800) 234-3269 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.


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