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
systems work against them, setting up roadblocks and barriers to entry.
Many would-be immigrants get deported, some of them torn away from family
members who live 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.
Illegal re-entry is a crime, and a conviction could mean serious prison
time. If you've been arrested, it makes sense to call a Phoenix criminal
defense attorney at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. We'll put two attorneys on your
federal crime case, not just one. You get an experienced team to defend you. That's
the definition of quality service. That's how you get results.
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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:
- Up to 2 years if you have no felony convictions on your record
- Up to 10 years if you have any prior felonies on your record
- Up to 20 years if you have an aggravated felony on your record
We also defend people charged with the 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.
Possible Defenses to Your Federal Charges
When the federal government wants you gone or locked up, who will defend
you? What is your defense? Our firm knows where criminal law and immigration
law intersect. Here are the questions you should be asking:
- 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?
- Are you seeking political asylum as a way to escape persecution back home?
- Did you not understand the consequences of a prior guilty plea?
Contact Our Phoenix Deportation Removal Lawyers
At Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., 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
Our Phoenix criminal defense lawyers are fluent in Spanish.