Immigration Law Violations

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.

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