Criminal Charges & Immigration

Determining the effect of a certain conviction on yourimmigration status is a complex process that only experienced attorneys can handle. The exact consequences of a charge or conviction depend on the specific immigrationstatusand several other factors. Fortunately, Christopher P. Welch has ampleexperience in handling complicated criminal/immigration matters.

You should be aware that even legal immigrants may be deported if they are convicted of aggravated felonies, California drug crimes, domestic violence or firearm crimes. Undocumented immigrants may be removed from the country and prohibited from ever attaining legal status if they are convicted of drug-trafficking crimes, prostitution crimes, or have more than one conviction. Both legal and undocumentedimmigrants may lose their ability to stay in the US if they are convicted of “ crimes involving moralturpitude.”

Use your free consultation with our Ventura criminal defense lawyer to determine whether a criminal charge may have immigration consequences.