Tampa Immigrant & Non-Citizen Criminal Defense Attorney
The first thought that goes through many non-U.S. citizens’ minds when they are charged with committing any type of crime, big or small, is whether or not they will be deported. Deportation out of the country, away from friends and family members back to the individual’s oftentimes dangerous or impoverished home country, can be one of the worst forms of punishment. However, with the proper legal counsel, you may not only be able to stay in the country but also avoid other forms of punishment such as fines or prison time. You are innocent until proven guilty, and an aggressive attorney with experience in immigrant and non-citizen criminal defense can help prove that the allegations against you are false. As countless studies have proven throughout the years, immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes than native-born citizens and higher levels of immigration results in lower crime rates, as reported by the American Immigration Council. However, racism is unfortunately alive and well within the criminal justice system. We will fight to preserve your rights and freedom to be in this country and will deploy a strategy to beat the charges brought against you. Contact the Tampa immigrant & non-citizen criminal defense attorneys of Roman & Roman today to discuss your options at once.
Inadmissibility Means that You May Not be Allowed Back Into the United States
As a non-citizen, your rights to re-enter the country, even after being cleared of all charges, are at threat. If you have been charged with a crime and found guilty, or even if you have been found innocent of all charges, you may not be able to receive a visa or a green card to work here legally. Certain types of offenses may make an individual inadmissible, even if found innocent. These offenses include multiple crimes, drug offenses, and crimes of moral turpitude (CMT). A crime of moral turpitude is a crime that is an immoral act, reprehensible act, or a violation of the duties owed to another. In Chu v. Cornell, it was defined as “a nebulous concept, which refers generally to conduct that shocks the public conscience,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. CMT include:
- Sexual assault;
- Conspiracy or the attempt of any of the aforementioned crimes.
Our attorneys can help you apply for a waiver to be “forgiven” for the alleged offense, even though you may not have been convicted of it in the first place. Additionally, we will fight to make sure that you do not become inadmissible to begin with.
Contact a Tampa Immigrant & Non-Citizen Criminal Defense Law Firm Today
Our attorneys have vast knowledge on immigrant and non-citizen criminal defense law, and have had many successful plea bargains and jury trial victories for our clients over the years. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 877-767-1032 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Tampa immigrant and non-citizen criminal defense attorneys with the law offices of Roman & Roman in Tampa.