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