Representing Immigrants In Criminal Defense Matters
When charged with a criminal offense as an immigrant, the consequences can be much more severe. In addition to jail time, fines and probation, your immigration status may be affected. You need an attorney to fight for you when the stakes are this high.
Our immigration attorneys have handled hundreds of immigration cases. We will use our experience to protect your immigration status when you are charged with a crime.
We defend immigrants who are in legal trouble for the following crimes:
- Assault and battery
- Domestic violence
- Petty theft or shoplifting
Firm attorney Antonio Gil handles the majority of our criminal defense practice, and is skilled at defending against charges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including defending immigrants from Allentown, Bethlehem, Westchester and Scranton.
What Should I Do After I’ve Been Charged?
You need an attorney when you are criminally charged in Delaware or Pennsylvania, and you are an immigrant to the U.S.
We encourage you not to take the plea bargain if you are an immigrant charged with a crime. The consequences on your immigration status can be significant if you plead guilty. Instead, speak with a knowledgeable immigration and crimes lawyer at our law firm. We will aggressively fight to protect your interests when you are charged with a crime.
One way that we protect your immigration status in the U.S. is by negotiating with the prosecutor to work out a plea for a different crime that does not affect your immigration status. This can help prevent deportation. We are also familiar with many types of alternative programs, such as alternative rehabilitation for a DUI charge, which may not affect your immigration status.
Reopening A Case To Change Your Plea
Even if you already pled guilty, we can reopen your case up to a year after it has been closed. This may allow you to change your plea, and for us to negotiate an alternative punishment. A change of plea may allow you to travel or begin the green card renewal process. We will guide you through this complicated process and advocate for your rights.
If you have questions regarding immigration and crimes, contact Hogan & Vandenberg, LLC. We accept credit cards, charge reasonable and competitive rates, and will credit our small consultation fee back to you if you hire us. We are available for evening and weekend appointments.
Our immigration attorneys and support staff speak 10 languages, including Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Bosnian, Arabic, Italian, Urdu and Gujarati. To contact us, call our Delaware office at 302-225-2734 or our Pennsylvania address at 610-664-6271.