Alien Smuggling & Harboring

Alien Smuggling & Harboring an Alien

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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. immigration laws.

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 Español!

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 lawful entry
  • 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.

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