Criminal Charges

What are Criminal Charges - Crimes and Deportation?

Those who have lived in the U.S. without permission or had a greencard/permanent residency and have criminal record:

If you already have a greencard and are a permanent resident of the U.S. but you had problems with the law, you may be deported from the United States. There is a long list of criminal offenses leading to deporation. The most common of those offenses are:

  • Domestic violence
  • Violence against spouse or child
  • Sexual abuse of a minor
  • Drug use and trafficking
  • Major fraud
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Bank fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Medicare/medical fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Gang-related crimes
  • and other crimes
If you were accused of crime leading to deportation or removal, you will be placed under "immigration hold", which means you can not be bailed out of jail. This normally happens to undocumented immigrant, but permanent residents can be subject to immigration hold too. It is very important to hire a qualified criminal defense attorney who is familiar with immigration consequences of pleading guilty to certain charges