Crimmigration is that body of law that deals with mitigating the immigration consequences of accepting a plea in criminal or municipal court.
If you’re a non-citizen being charged with a crime in New Jersey, your immigration status may very well be in jeopardy. A foreign national may be deported for just being charged with a crime; even if they were not convicted.
If you are an international student, certain criminal charges may negatively affect your ability to attend school or travel within the United States. Further, re-entering the country after visiting abroad can all be challenged and even denied. The consequence of accepting a plea deal from a prosecutor may be devastating including being separated from U.S. family and friends, or not being able to finish your education or ever work in this country.
Even relatively small charges can have a significant impact on your immigration status. Examples of some common criminal charges and academic issues that have adverse immigration consequences include, but are not limited to:
- Drug possession
- Theft and other petty crimes
- Domestic violence crimes
- Academic dishonesty
- Public intoxication
- Criminal recklessness
We understand the ins and outs of crimmigration law and stay on top of the ever-shifting immigration law landscape. To tackle these kinds of issues, you need an experienced attorney with the knowledge and experience knowledge of both criminal and immigration law help you.Either you or your criminal defense attorney should Call 856.778.0590 to make an appointment to discuss your case.