For foreign nationals who are living and working in the United States, there are few issues more serious than deportation. Unless you are a U.S. citizen, residence in the United States is a privilege and not a right. That right can be taken away if you are convicted of certain crimes or violate immigration laws.
At Bostwick & Price P.C. in Salt Lake City, Utah, our lawyers defend immigrants in deportation and removal proceedings. These proceedings have a different forum and different rules than criminal court, but often revolve around similar issues. The following are examples of reasons why people may face deportation:
- Entering the United States illegally
- Having a serious criminal record in any country
- Being convicted of a serious crime in the United States such as drug possession, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence, assault or theft
- Overstaying a visa
- Committing fraud on a visa application
Depending on your circumstances, our lawyers may be able to help you obtain deportation relief by filing for a waiver from and by demonstrating to the immigration court the positives in your life such as family ties, employment history and rehabilitation. We will present your case in the best possible light and fight to avoid deportation. To further assist you, we have attorneys who speak Spanish and Portuguese.
If You Are Charged With a Criminal Offense
If you are charged with a criminal offense as an immigrant, you should contact an experienced immigration lawyer before you plead guilty to criminal charges. Even if you receive probation as a part of a plea arrangement, you may still be subject to deportation. There may be a way to resolve your criminal case without a conviction.
Contact Our Utah Removal Defense Attorneys
For a free 30-minute initial consultation, call 801-326-3683 or contact us by e-mail. Our Salt Lake City deportation attorneys handle cases throughout Utah, the Intermountain Region and the western United States.