Thousands of people in Georgia and across the nation have immigrated here from other countries. Many of them have fled violent circumstances or extreme poverty and have come to the United States in search of better lives. Dreams for a successful future may come to a screeching halt if an immigrant is arrested and taken to jail. Many who have been in such situations have said they immediately fear deportation when incidents like this occur. Immigrants are advised to seek clarification of the laws and regulations that govern such matters ahead of time so they will be aware of criminal defense options should a need arise.
A criminal conviction can turn a person's life upside down. If that person had been in the process of seeking legitimization of residency status, the situation may quickly become all the more complicated. Depending on the circumstances surrounding an arrest, some very severe penalties could be looming in the future if a conviction is handed down in court.
In the United States, however, every person charged with a crime can fight against those charges. Often, a successful outcome hinges upon skilled and experienced representation. By seeking immediate guidance as soon as an arrest has taken place, you can begin building as strong a defense as possible.
Taylor, Lee & Associates LLC understands that just because you might have made a mistake does not mean you are a bad person. We have provided criminal defense assistance for many clients who are hard-working individuals that were wrongly accused or made a judgment error that resulted in trouble with the law. If you are worried about how criminal charges might affect your immigration status and would like to discuss the situation with an experienced immigration and naturalization attorney, you may call our Georgia office to request a meeting.