Criminal Convictions: Grounds for Deportation
Our Orange County Immigration Lawyers 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 criminal deportation and
Further, if you are placed in removal proceedings, then you need the legal
assistance of an Orange County criminal
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.
Can a Permanent Resident Be Deported for a Felony?
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.
What Crimes Can Get You Deported?
There are essentially three categories of criminal offense that are grounds
for deportation. A person may face removal proceedings if you are convicted of:
- 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,
however, it is important to know that there are some misdemeanors that
could result in removal proceedings as well.
Can You Get Deported for a Misdemeanor?
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 criminal
immigration lawyer on your side to pursue the results that you need to
avoid deportation after a felony conviction.
How to Avoid Deportation With a Felony
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 criminal 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.