Federal Immigration Crimes
Crimes related to illegal immigration are a serious threat to national
security and can adversely impact the health and well-being of both aliens
and U.S. citizens alike. Americans and foreign nationals may become embroiled
in many types of offenses, each carrying repercussions that range from
fines and property forfeiture to life imprisonment.
Immigration law is complex and nuanced, and it is ill-advised to try and tackle an illegal
status or impending conviction without legal advice and sound professional
Why Work with My NJ Immigration Firm?
Whether you have been
charged with a crime, have reentered the country illegally, or need help determining your eligibility for
waivers, I can lead you in the right direction. As a
New Jersey Immigration Attorney, I am qualified to advocate for you as you face legal trouble, and I have
extensive experience defending clients charged with criminal immigration
violations in Federal Court.
Types of Cases We Handle
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If you have not left the United States within the 90 day removal period,
you may be charged with hindering removal. This offense carries a maximum
term of imprisonment of four years, a period of supervised release following
imprisonment, and a maximum fine of $250,000. A court may decide to suspend
a sentence based on mitigating factors; therefore it is crucial that you
have strong representation as you present your case.
Is it illegal to let an immigrant who entered without inspection live with
me? Can I help an undocumented friend find a job? These are some questions
we frequently receive related to harboring illegal immigrants. Harboring
is any action that can significantly facilitate an alien's capacity
to stay in the United States illegally. It is unlawful for anyone to harbor,
hide, or shield from detection by any means, a foreign national who is
not a legal resident of the U.S. These types of crimes can carry sentences
of 5, 10, and even 20 years.
Immigration fraud leads to a lifetime blacklist with very little room for
forgiveness. There are many kinds of fraud. Document fraud is the making,
sale or use of forged IDs like driver's licenses and passports. Benefit
fraud is the deliberate misrepresentation of facts on an application to
get immigration benefits like a green card. Marriage fraud applies to
anyone who enters into a marriage under false pretenses for the purpose
of evading U.S. immigration law. I can help you avoid fraud by guiding
you through the process of properly completing legal applications, petitions,
If you return to the U.S. without consent after a removal order, the removal
order may be reinstated. Moreover, you may be charged with the crime of
illegal reentry. In this case, a special waiver form called the I-212
can possibly relieve you of inadmissibility.
If you have been charged with a criminal immigration offense, you have
to consult a New Jersey Immigration Lawyer without delay.
Contact us by phone or fill out a
case evaluation form.