Crimmigration is a term used to describe the overlap, or intersection, of criminal law and immigration law. We understand that criminal convictions bring about consequences for the individual: fines, probation, and even incarceration. For a United States Citizen born here, any combination of those consequences will satisfy most adjudications of guilt for having committed a crime. However, for an individual who is not a U.S. Citizen, the consequences can be much more severe.
Aside from receiving punishment (fine, probation, and/or jail time) for having committed a crime, the non-citizen faces the strong possibility of being deported from the United States and/or excluded from being able to lawfully immigrate to the United States. This is true even for people who have lived in the United States for many years, including Legal Permanent Residents.
This intersection of criminal law and immigration law has put an added burden on criminal defense attorneys, who are now under a legal duty, to be aware of immigration consequences and advise their clients accordingly. At RGP, our defense attorneys work diligently to stay informed of the consequences convictions may have for those who are not U.S. Citizens. Whether you are an individual facing deportation or an attorney needing a consultation related to immigration consequences, RGP is here to help.
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