Immigration Law Violations
Los Angeles Federal Criminal Defense Attorney
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is charged
with regulating all immigration procedures in the United States. Immigration
procedures must be closely followed. If they are not, a non-citizen or
non-legal resident can be deported. It is against U.S.
federal law to reside in the United States for longer than the allowed amount of time
without citizenship or legal resident status.
Many people are charged with immigration law violations because they were
first arrested for
another crime, such as a traffic offense,
drug possession or assault. If you are facing accusations of an immigration law violation,
your future in the United States as well as your criminal record are at
stake. Retain a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from Martinian &
Associates INC. We are extremely experienced with and emphasize the defense
of federal offenses.
U.S.-Mexico Border Arrests
A large amount of immigration law violation charges originate at border
arrests. Due to Los Angeles' close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border,
these types of arrests are common. Immigration offenses are one of the
most frequent reasons for arrest at the border. The United States Border
Patrol (USBP) has checkpoints situated at various locations across the
border. Anyone crossing the border is subject to a stop and, if warranted,
a search by border agents.
Statistically, there are about 500,000 illegal entries into the United
States every year. This statistic has placed pressure on border agents
to make more immigration arrests. According to statistics from Customs
and Border Protection (CBP), border agents receive at least 60 fraudulent
identification documents every day. For this reason, it is extremely important
for any citizen or legal resident to have proper identification on them
at all times.
Common Immigration Law Violations
Listed below are some common immigration law violations:
- Visa Overstay
- Entering the U.S. Illegally
- Marriage Fraud
- Documentation Fraud
The Los Angeles federal criminal defense lawyers at our firm are proud
of our service to clients and take on cases committed to doing all that
we can to help the client avoid deportation or conviction on a federal
immigration violation charge. Each case should be immediately evaluated
by our experienced legal team to determine how to best move forward with
defending the case. Early involvement in the case can be critical, and
when deportation or conviction in a federal case is looming, we act quickly
to protect our client and seek alternatives.