Criminal Offenses & Immigration Status

For immigrants, the repercussions of criminal offenses extend beyond just jail time, loss of liberties and other criminal penalties. Some crimes can also impact your immigration status. Both temporary visa holders and green card holders (lawful permanent residents) can lose their ability to live in, work in or visit the United States - sometimespermanently - as a result of certain arrests or convictions.

Why Professional Legal Guidance Is Critical

If you are facing criminal charges and you are not a U.S. citizen, it is critical to seek professional legal guidance regarding the potential immigration consequences. Understanding the immigration aspects of your situation can drastically alter your defense strategy. For example, pleading guilty to certain offenses may result in probation instead of jail time, but that does you no good if it will land you in deportation proceedings. A thorough and careful analysis is essential for protecting not only your rights and liberties, but also your immigration status.

How We Approach The Complexities Of These Cases

At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, in Charlotte, defense attorneys Greg Plumides and John Cacheris routinely represent immigrants facing criminal charges. In such cases, they are always aware of the possibility of immigration consequences. They will not overlook this important aspect of your case.

As a native of Charlotte and a local attorney with nearly two decades of experience, Mr. Plumides cultivates connections with trusted immigration attorneys who can assess the immigration side of your case to help inform and strengthen your defense strategy. Attorney Plumides will work hard to achieve a favorable outcome in your criminal case that takes into account the immigration ramifications.

Additionally, Mr. Cacheris is a permanent member of the 4th Circuit judicial conference and North Carolina Advocates for Justice. He also received the 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Criminal Law.

Many types of criminal offenses raise immigration status questions and issues, including:

Much depends on the circumstances of your case, which is why discussing your situation with an attorney is so important.

Protect Your Liberties And Future

Don't jeopardize your rights and immigration status. At Plumides, Romano, Johnson & Cacheris, PC, we will go the extra mile to help you come away with the best outcome possible. Get started by discussing your case with North Carolina defense lawyer Greg Plumides or attorney John Cacheris for confidential consultation.