Clearwater Immigrant & Non-Citizen Criminal Defense Attorney
Non-citizens are not always treated the same as citizens when they are charged with a crime. While the crime may be dismissed, the ramifications for an immigrant may continue to last a lifetime. Quite possibly the most serious consequence of being charged with a crime as an immigrant is the fact that they may become “blacklisted” and unable to regain entry, unable to obtain a green card, and also unable to obtain a visa, depending on the circumstances. This unfair process is termed inadmissibility. If a non-citizen has been charged for multiple crimes or a crime of moral turpitude (a crime that is deemed immoral by the law), their chances of ever becoming a citizen are seriously thwarted. If you have been charged with a crime and are not a citizen of the United States, you need legal representation immediately. Contact an experienced attorney to help prove your innocence, mitigate the charges during plea bargain, or help you overturn your inadmissibility status after the criminal prosecution process is over, whether you were found innocent or guilty of the charges. Call the Clearwater law offices of Roman & Roman today at 877-767-1032 to schedule an appointment with one of our immigrant and Clearwater immigrant and non-citizen criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.
Crime Rates Among Immigrants Lower Than Natural-Born Citizens
There has been a growing consensus among our society that immigrants bring drugs and violence along with them from their homelands. The truth could not be any different, especially for illegal immigrants. According to a study published in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, immigrants have a lower crime rate than the rest of the population, and the reasons are not due to exterior threats of punishment such as incarceration or deportation, but rather intrinsic self-selection. Additionally, according to ImmigrationPolicy.org, while the illegal immigrant population has grown by more than 300 percent in the last few decades, violent crime rates and property crime rates of fallen by 48 percent and 41 percent, respectively. And, non-natural born citizens are incarcerated at much higher rates than natural-born citizens. Despite the truth about immigrants and non-citizens being shown time and time again, the institutionalized racism of the U.S. still prevails, and immigrants are rarely given a fair chance. With the full weight of the criminal justice system against you, and quite often the judge’s or jury’s ill-conceived predeterminations against foreigners, you need an incredibly experienced and determined attorney at your side.
Clearwater Immigrant and Non-Citizen Criminal Defense Lawyer
You have the right to an attorney, and the right to remain innocent until proven guilty. Contact us today to help continue fighting for those rights no matter what type of crime you are being charged with. We specialize in violent crimes, theft, burglary, robbery, white collar crimes, and all other offenses. Contact the immigrant and non-citizen defense attorneys at Roman & Roman with our Clearwater office as soon as possible. Call us at 877-767-1032 today for a free consultation.