Los Angeles Immigrant Crimes Lawyer
Noncitizens arrested for crimes in California face a difficult time remaining in the US. With non-citizen rights differing depending upon what category of immigrant designation you fall into, a criminal charge can cause an immigrant to face deportation, loss of a visa or Green Card, exclusion, or denial of US citizenship. Combating the judicial system as a citizen of the US is difficult enough; consider a defendant who is a non-citizen, and you have a very complex case to handle.
Few attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable concerning the intricacies and complexities that must be handled in a criminal case that involves an immigrant defendant. While a criminal charge all by itself is reason enough to find the best legal defense representation possible, when you are a non-citizen facing a California criminal charge, you need the services of a top-notch immigration defense attorney on your side. With ample experience and success in the defense of non-citizens in California state and federal cases, R.J. Manuelian is a defense attorney you can rely on to fight his hardest not only to help you overcome the criminal charge you have been charged with, but to make sure that you are not deported or denied US citizenship in the process.
Crimes in California that Qualify as Deportable Crimes
No matter what the circumstances, if a non-citizen is convicted of certain crimes, he or she must be deported. Crimes which fall into this category of mandatory deportation upon a California criminal conviction include the following.
- Drug crimes
- Firearm crimes
- Aggravated felonies
- Domestic violence crimes
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude
Once a non-citizen has a criminal record the Department of Homeland Security has the right to argue that you do not deserve to maintain your immigrant privileges. Thus, depending upon your residency status and the circumstance of your criminal charge, an immigration judge can take your Green Card away, deny your eligibility for US citizenship, and deport you from the country. He or she can deport you, break up your family, and make you leave even if you have lived in the US for years.
R.J. Manuelian is a Skilled Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney who Represents Immigrants in Criminal Cases
If you are a non-citizen who has been charged, arrested or are under investigation for a crime, it is critical that you seek legal assistance immediately. The defense of a non-citizen in the US takes a special type of criminal defense attorney, one familiar with criminal law and immigration law. R.J. Manuelian is a skilled Los Angeles immigration criminal defense attorney with the know-how and experience to help you fight for your freedom and your immigration status. If you are facing deportation over a criminal charge, contact R.J. for a free consultation 213-401-2777 concerning your situation.