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Criminal Convictions That May Put You at Risk of Deportation

By September 20, 2014 No Comments

Criminal Convictions That May Put You at Risk of Deportation

One of the most frightening words an immigrant can hear is “deportation.”

Deportation signals the end of time spent with the people you love, in a job you love, or living in the country you call home. If you are an immigrant charged with a crime in Texas, deportation is one of the most serious consequences you face if you are convicted.

There are a number of criminal charges that put immigrants at risk of deportation. Here are some of the most common charges that may cost you or ability to live in America:

  • Theft or burglary
  • Fraud offenses, including marriage fraud or immigration fraud
  • Money laundering and counterfeiting
  • Domestic violence or violation of a protection order
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a controlled substance or drug trafficking
  • Some types of sex offenses, racketeering, or arson
  • Some other offenses where you are found guilty and punished, or even when the charges against you are dismissed

Regardless of your current immigration status, deportation after being convicted of one of these crimes is possible. Even if you are in the process of applying for a work visa; even if you have lived here for years; or even if you have a green card, you may still be deported if convicted of a crime.

Now, more than ever, you need the help of someone that you can trust to represent you and help avoid the harsh consequences that come with a criminal conviction as an immigrant.

If you were charged with a crime or convicted of a crime that you did not commit, you need legal counsel on your side that understands the risks you face and takes them as personally as you do. At the Law Office of Francisco Hernandez, we can help you recover from criminal charges and convictions and minimize your risk of deportation. Call us today to talk to a Fort Worth immigration lawyer about how you can overcome the consequences of a criminal charge.

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