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Lyndhurst Deportation Defense Lawyer

clients facing deportation based on criminal actions

shutterstock_1459750-300x200You could be forced to leave the United States if you are under an immigration status or here on a temporary visa and commit certain crimes. Even if you have a green card, certain crimes can subject you to deportation. If you have been convicted of violating United States law, you could face removal proceedings. This is when immigration officials decide if your actions constitute forcing your departure to your original country. If you have committed a “crime of moral turpitude”, aggravated felony, or violated immigration law, you could face this unfortunate reality. It is important to retain the services of an effective attorney when facing the threat of deportation. If you need quality deportation defense from an experienced attorney, contact our office. Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC has been defending the rights of clients for over 20 years and is ready to fight for your future.

Crime of moral turpitude

A crime of moral turpitude is a vague and general term that describes a criminal act that goes against the morals of society. Most crimes that involve dishonesty and the intent to harm others fall under this category. Some of the many crimes that are of moral turpitude include:

  • Murder/homicide
  • Rape
  • Assault
  • Fraud
  • Robbery
  • Theft/ Larceny
  • Certain drug crimes

With the right defense, your attorney can argue that certain crimes should not fall under a crime of moral turpitude and explore all legal means to avoid removal proceedings. In addition, you may be eligible for a waiver under the right circumstances. To be eligible for a waiver, you cannot be convicted of an aggravated felony or be a threat to national security. Furthermore, you must have lived in the United States for over 7 years.

Aggravated felonies

The term aggravated felony covers a wide range of criminal acts under immigration law. Obviously, murder, rape, robbery, sexual crimes, and assault are on the top of the list. In addition, drug or firearm trafficking, fraud, tax evasion over $10,000, money laundering, espionage, sabotage, treason, and perjury are also considered aggravated felonies. It is very difficult to fight deportation based on these charges unless your representation can provide evidence that you face torture if you were to return to your country.

Violating immigration law

Aside from crimes of moral turpitude, you could face deportation based on your violation of immigration law. If you were to enter the country illegally, overstay your temporary visa, or commit fraud based on your immigration, you may face removal proceedings. It is important to retain the legal support of an experienced attorney to explore and implement some of the many legal defenses and waivers that can help you avoid deportation.

Contact a Bergen County deportation defense lawyer

If you are detained for a crime and face an uncertain future, it is important to contact an attorney with the experience that can help you stay in the country. Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC has been a legal resource for over 20 years. With a strong defense, you can avoid deportation and stay in the United States. If you need quality legal support from an effective attorney, contact Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC for a consultation.