Immigration & Criminal Convictions in Orange County
Our Immigration Lawyer Can Protect Your Rights
Seeking to come to the United States is a common desire; there are also
many individuals who have come here on temporary
visas for business, vacation, or other purposes. There are a number of grounds
for deportation back to the country of origin for an individual who is
here on a visa. If you are a temporary visitor to the United States, then
you need to be aware of the various grounds for deportation and removal
Further, if you are placed in removal proceedings, then you need the legal
assistance of an Orange County
immigration attorney from The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman. Attorney Bridgman is
a skilled representative who can provide his clients with the defense
that they need. Those who have been arrested and charged with an offense
could be deported to their country of origin, and it is crucial that these
individuals have the opportunity to fight this process and pursue the
results that they desire.
With the assistance of this firm, you can be sure that you will be provided
with the representation, and the legal assistance that you need in your
situation. Utilize his experience and skill in your situation today! It
is essential for you to understand the ramifications of a
criminal conviction while you are here on a visa.
Immigrant Consequences for Criminal Convictions
First, not only can immigrants on visas be deported, but anyone that is
not a citizen of the U.S. can be removed to their country of origin. This
includes lawful permanent residents and green card holders. There are
essentially three categories of criminal offense that will cause a person
to face removal proceedings:
- Aggravated Felonies
- Crimes of Moral Turpitude
- Crimes Listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act
Aggravated felonies can include anything from aggravated assault, to murder,
rape, and grand theft among other offenses. These are very serious offenses
and it is important to know that there are some misdemeanors that could
result in removal proceedings as well. Crimes of moral turpitude are offenses
that generally involve a base or vile act. While it can sometimes be confusing
as to what counts as this kind of crime, there is a list of offenses that
have generally been considered to involve moral turpitude in the past:
theft is involved
- Crimes where intentional or reckless damage is done to property or a person
- Felonies and some misdemeanors where malice is involved
- Lewd sexual offenses
Facing criminal charges can result in extremely serious proceedings, and
it is crucial to have legal assistance from an Orange County immigration
lawyer on your side to pursue the results that you need.
Charged with a crime as an immigrant?
Have you been arrested and charged with a criminal offense in the United
States where you are not a citizen? You could face deportation or removal
proceedings for a criminal conviction. It is essential that you are able
to fight the charges against you, and that you take the necessary steps
to protect your future. Attorney Bridgman is dedicated to serving his
clients and defending the rights of those who are facing removal proceedings.
With 30 years of experience in helping clients come to the United States
for business, vacation, or other purposes, he knows the laws and he can
work to help you pursue the results that you desire.
Our Orange County immigration attorney offers a
free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your
situation before making any financial commitment to the firm. He is also
available to be contacted 24/7 as there are many emergency situations
that can arise which would require the help of a skilled representative.
Contact his firm today to discuss the situation that you face and to pursue the results
that you desire.