A criminal charge is serious enough on its own terms. If the charge against you leads to a conviction, the consequences can include correctional supervision and costly fines. It can also significantly affect your employment prospects.
But if you are a noncitizen who is charged with a crime, the potential consequences go well beyond a fine or even jail time. If you are not a citizen, you could be deported, resulting in permanent separation from your family.
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Pullara, we will do everything in our power within the bounds of the law to strive to prevent that from happening. If you are facing criminal charges, or are concerned about the impact of a conviction on your immigration status, contact us at 213-784-4504 to discuss your specific case. From offices in Torrance and downtown Los Angeles, we serve clients in Carson, Redondo Beach and throughout the L.A. area.
We accept referrals from immigration attorneys who seek to minimize the impact of immigration consequences of California criminal convictions. If you are an out-of-state attorney, we will use our experience to obtain relief from clients' old convictions and prevent possible deportation.
There is no doubt that obtaining relief from a conviction can be very challenging. Not all efforts succeed, but with deportation it is a very real possibility. The stakes are so high that every effort must be made to prevent this outcome.
Experience Handling Criminal Cases With Immigration Consequences
Our founding attorney, Anthony J. Pullara, has more than 26 years of experience handling cases that affect immigrants. Unlike most immigration attorneys, Mr. Pullara has significant experience litigating in criminal court and negotiating with prosecutors.
If you have been charged with a crime, it is important to retain a strong defense lawyer. We provide effective criminal defense for both citizens and noncitizens facing a wide range of criminal charges. This includes domestic violence, drug crimes, drunk driving and theft offenses.
A Conviction Can Be Challenged
If you have already been convicted of a crime, there are several possible ways that convictions can be attacked. For example, we can seek to have your sentenced reduced. In fact, sometimes entire convictions are vacated. We are often hired to collaborate with immigration attorneys to modify past convictions so that they do not result in deportation.
Keep in mind, however, that under current law there is no time limitation on the possibility of deportation. If the offense is not immigration-neutral, you may face an indefinite risk for deportation — even years after the offense occurred.
If you have been charged with a crime, and you are not a U.S. citizen, it is therefore vital that you deal with the charge or conviction now. If you do not, you may perpetually risk deportation.
The Law Offices of Anthony J. Pullara offers initial consultations. You can schedule yours today by phone or by through our online form.
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