Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation
Are U.S. immigrants treated fairly? We don't think so.
This country was built by immigrants, but today's political and legal
system works against immigrants, setting up roadblocks and barriers to
entry. Many would-be immigrants get deported, some of them torn away from
their family members who live here in the U.S. The stakes get even higher
after you've been deported but come back into the country, which is
called illegal re-entry, and conviction could mean serious prison time.
Illegal re-entry is a crime. It makes sense to call a Phoenix criminal
defense attorney. And at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we'll put two
attorneys on your
federal crime case, not just one. You get an experienced legal team to defend you. That's
the definition of quality service. That's how you get results. That's
the Suzuki difference.
contact us online
for a free consultation.
Punishment for Illegal Re-Entry
The law doesn't make it easy on immigrants. You may have come here
to be with family or make money to send back home. But the federal government
believes that re-entry after deportation is a criminal act.
What might happen to you depends on whether or not you have a prior record
or are accused of committing a crime (whether or not you're here legally).
You could receive years in prison, depending on the situation:
2 years if you have no felony convictions
10 years if you have any prior felonies (or three or more misdemeanors) on your record
20 years if you were convicted of an aggravated felony
We also defend people charged with the serious federal offense of
smuggling or harboring an illegal immigrant. Federal authorities often charge family members and community activists
for conspiracy in
aiding and abetting illegal re-entry.
What is your defense?
When the federal government wants you gone and / or locked up, who will
defend you? What is your defense? We know where criminal law and immigration
law intersect. Here are the questions you should ask:
- Was it a mistake that you were deported in the first place?
- Do you have a prior conviction that should not have been charged as a felony?
- Did you not understand the consequences of a prior guilty plea?
- Do you have the option of political asylum because you were trying to escape
persecution in your home country?
Contact Us: Phoenix Deportation Removal Lawyers
We will help you answer important questions and any others that come up
in your case. Then we will tell your story to the prosecution and federal
government, defending you from deportation or prison time.
Contact us today to discuss your case during a
free consultation. Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers are fluent in Spanish.