A criminal conviction certainly can impact one’s immigration status.
Federal law says that any criminal conviction for a violent crime can be grounds for deportation for non-citizen immigrants, and can prevent you from converting your green card status into citizenship.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we’ve handled a number of cases involving resident aliens and typically find that prosecutors are willing to consider reduced charges so that violence never comes into play.
Sometimes dismissal of charges is even possible, but all cases are different and the facts of your case will support one defense strategy over another.
We can certainly help you understand your best next step.
Call us for a free consultation at 718-599-1111.