Deportation for Criminal Charges
Boston Defense Lawyers To Fight Deportation for Criminal Charges
Deportation for criminal charges is devastating to a family. In some situations, deportation can send an individual back to a country he or she has not seen since early childhood. After working hard to build a life in the United States, you need the help of an experienced defense attorney who can help you avoid deportation and penalties for a criminal offense.
At Cunha & Holcomb, we provide skilled and knowledgeable defense against criminal charges and the potential for deportation.
What Crimes Qualify for Deportation?
There are a wide variety of criminal charges that can trigger a removal proceeding, that is, deportation. In general, any crime of moral turpitude qualifies someone for deportation, although it may not be mandatory. Moral turpitude is a broad term that encompasses a wide variety of crimes that involve moral issues and honesty. This includes charges for:
In contrast, crimes that do not involve moral turpitude include trespassing and drunk driving. Conviction of other crimes, known as aggravated felonies, which include distribution or trafficking of drugs, trigger mandatory deportation upon conviction, and must be fought aggressively and creatively. Regardless of the type of crime you are charged with, it is important that you seek the help of an attorney who knows the immigration laws and how to handle cases where deportation for criminal charges may be an issue.
- Murder, assault and other violent crimes, including domestic assault
- Fraud and blackmail
- Embezzlement, burglary and theft crimes
Experienced Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our founding attorney, Jack Cunha, has more than 35 years of experience defending clients facing deportation and criminal offenses in the Boston area. As a former clinical instructor at Harvard Law School, he has the knowledge, skills and experience to assist you with every aspect of your defense, inside and outside of the courtroom.
If you or a loved one is facing deportation for criminal charges, you can turn to the attorneys at Cunha & Holcomb, for help. We have lawyers who are native bilingual speakers in both Spanish and English, and fluent in French.