Alien Smuggling & Harboring an Alien
Call Our Phoenix Federal Crime Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with transporting illegal immigrants (aliens),
trafficking in human life or aiding and abetting the illegal re-entry
of a foreigner, you are facing a serious
federal offense with the possibility of many years in prison. You need a seasoned criminal
defense lawyer with experience in federal court and knowledge of U.S.
Richard Suzuki is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney who handled hundreds
of federal prosecutions in Phoenix and Tucson before he entered private
practice. These insights into federal court procedure, sentencing guidelines
and immigration offenses are invaluable if you are seeking to avoid charges
of alien smuggling, harboring, or related charges.
Call Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. immediately to protect your rights. Hablamos
We Defend All Types of Immigration Crimes
It is illegal to aid, sell, encourage, or induce illegal entry. Attorney
Richard Suzuki represents English and Spanish-speaking clients charged
with alien smuggling and related offenses in Phoenix, Maricopa County
or anywhere in Arizona.
Alien smuggling – Knowingly bringing or arranging to bring illegals into the United States
Transporting – Knowingly facilitating an illegal border crossing or transporting
aliens within Arizona
Harboring – Knowingly concealing, harboring or offering financial support
to an illegal alien
Encouraging or inducing – Knowingly encouraging or inducing an alien cross into the U.S.
Illegal hiring – Intentionally hiring or recruiting an employee who is known to
be an illegal alien
Marriage fraud – Knowingly marrying a non-U.S. citizen to evade any provision of
Illegal re-entry – Knowingly re-entering the United States after you have been deported
What Are the Penalties for Alien Smuggling?
In the United States, it is a crime to bring in, harbor, transport, or
conceal an illegal immigrant. If you have been arrested for alien smuggling
in Arizona, you will face federal charges – which could result in
a lengthy prison sentence and fines.
The penalties for smuggling an alien into the U.S. can include:
- Bringing or attempting to bring an alien into the U.S. – 10 years in prison
- Transporting or harboring an illegal immigrant for profit – 10 years in prison
- Transporting or harboring an illegal immigrant (not for profit) –
5 years in prison
- Alien smuggling that results in bodily injury or risk of death –
20 years in prison
- Alien smuggling that results in the death of another person – life in prison
Protect Your Rights – Contact Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
Don't talk to USCIS investigators, Border Patrol agents or local law
enforcement officers until you have spoken with a Phoenix criminal lawyer
our firm. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (602) 842-6762,
or you can
contact us online as soon as possible. We offer a free consultation, and our defense attorneys
and staff members speak fluent Spanish.