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The rapidly-developing field of “CrImmigration” law combines matters that involve both criminal defense and immigration law. If you are a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the United States and facing criminal charges, you may be subject to consequences under both criminal law and immigration law. Even if you had been charged with a crime in the past that did not affect your current status, issues can arise in future situations, such as when you go to renew your Visa, Green Card, or attempt to become a naturalized citizen. Consequences may include revocation of your visa or green card, detention, or deportation.

A “CrImmigration” attorney combines their legal knowledge of both immigration law and the criminal defense field. If you are an immigrant who has been charged with a crime, contacting an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer with immigration law experience should be your first line of defense.


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Criminal & Immigration Defense Attorney Jessica Stern regularly joins CNN as a legal analyst. She has discussed immigrant family separation under the Trump Administration; the cancellation of DACA and the fate of the hundreds of thousands Non-U.S. Citizens affected by it; the government’s travel bans; and overall changes in immigration and deportation policy. She is regularly invited to panels and discussions with legal practitioners, politicians, community members, policy-makers, journalists and many other experts in the field.

STERN Law Knows you Better

We know what you have been through and where you want to go. We will get you there.

If you are not a U.S. Citizen and you have been arrested, for anything, ever, you need a lawyer who knows how to handle the above situations. All of it should be handled carefully, by one Attorney. One law firm. One point of communication. You are in better hands with one CrImmigration Lawyer – instead of a criminal defense lawyer and a separate immigration attorney.

Contact an Atlanta Criminal Defense Attorney Today for Assistance:

If you are an non-U.S citizen who is facing criminal charges or has in the past, it is important to discuss your matter with a qualified criminal defense attorney before entering a guilty plea. An Atlanta lawyer with CrImmigration law experience can discuss your matter with you in detail and propose an action plan to best help you with your unique situation. Reach out to an Atlanta criminal defense lawyer today to discuss your options.

The Rise of Crimmigration Matters

The necessity for the emerging field of CrImmigration has been in response to several recent law enforcement trends and Supreme Court judicial decisions. These have served to dramatically expand the types of crimes that can lead to deportation and have normalized detention as a standard way of policing immigrant offenders.

Historically, immigration law called for the deportation of immigrants who had been convicted of a “serious crime of moral turpitude.” Such crimes were considered evidence of the charged party’s lack of good moral character. They included such heinous crimes as murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, and robbery. Other aggravated felonies, such as serious drug and firearm charges, were also grounds for deportation.

In the past, immigrants who had committed less serious offenses would not have been subject to the same removal proceedings as those who had committed serious crimes of moral turpitude. Instead, they would have faced the same judicial outcomes as other U.S citizens under the American criminal court system. In the new era of CrImmigration however, non-U.S. citizens who commit lesser offenses are now in direct jeopardy of going through removal proceedings and being deported in addition to their criminal charges and penalties.

D.O. is a Colombian citizen. D.O.’s wife depends on him greatly. She was a victim of significant domestic violence in her past marriage, and suffers from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. D.O. has treated her children as his own family, and they built a business together in Georgia. This business sold...

C.M. has been in the U.S. since 12 years old from Jamaica. He has spent decades pursuing a passion for photography and uses it as a tool to strengthen his community. Throughout his youth, he was convicted of two separate misdemeanor marijuana possession convictions. This made him deportable without any chance to...

Our client’s son, H.S., faced absolute deportation until she found STERN Law. We fought to successfully dismiss the felony drug charges, secured his release from jail and worked tirelessly to convince the Department of Homeland Security to grant him Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Thanks to our efforts, H.S. avoided ICE...

D.E. was born in the United States to a mother from Ghana. He had traveled back and forth as a child, but spent all of his adult life in the states. An exciting job opportunity required him to travel internationally, and so he applied for a U.S. passport as any other citizen....

Meet our client, Ms. Sook Lee, now Angela Lee. She is Korean-American and now has U.S. Citizenship. Her biological father (whom she never knew) was a U.S. Army soldier. She has loved America ever since and was determined to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Here she is, after she passed the civics...

Attorneys Jessica STERN and Christina Champagne won a very rare Cancellation of Removal trial in the Atlanta Immigration Court. Our client was undocumented from Mexico and had lived in Atlanta for 20 years, supporting his family of seven on his own without any governmental support. His family almost lost it all when...

Rosi Reyes came to the United States from Colombia seeking a better life. Over the years, she got married, had two beautiful children, and has always worked hard. The only burden in her life was that she did not have lawful status, even after 32 years of fighting to obtain residency. “I...

A night out… Vivek is originally from India. After graduating from college in the U.S., he secured a job in the tech industry in Atlanta, obtaining an employment-based visa. One evening, Vivek went out with friends to a nightclub. Unexpectedly, the fun turned into an argument with a drunk patron which escalated...

Every immigration journey is unique. When faced with complications, many lose hope. Read David’s story of perseverance. The decision to fight for your dream will change your future. An immigration journey begins Our client, David, came to the United States as a college student from West Africa, which was a huge accomplishment...

Comfort and Obinna are husband and wife, both originally from the same village in Nigeria. Their love story is like many others, but with borders between them, they had unique challenges to overcome in order to be together. Both were in their retirement years when they decided to give their relationship a...

Why We Are 100% Committed to Crimmigration

We started defending clients in criminal courts across the State more than 10 years ago. STERN Law could not ignore that non-U.S. Citizens receive a much lower quality of representation than Americans. Whether it’s because of a language barrier, many criminal defense lawyers’ lack of immigration law knowledge, or an overall cultural bias, this difference is unacceptable.

STERN Law has dedicated itself to improving the representation of immigrants facing both criminal and immigration consequences.

Through clear and consistent representation, STERN Law provides representation and counsel for non-U.S. citizens who need to secure their permanent place here in the United States.

Simply put, they are awesome. They check in with you after the initial consultation and make sure you are sending in documents as needed. Gabriella especially was awesome. She made sure that I sent in everything the lawyers needed from me. She checked in with me both by phone and email. Jessica...

Amara O.

Jessica and the team at Stern Law are an absolute pleasure to work with. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a defense/immigration attorney. Best there is!

Rachael P.

I am so thankful I came across Jessica and her team! They are very professional and ready to help. Jessica has been very attentive in answering our questions and concerns. She has been fighting really hard and I am confident we will have a successful victory at the end!

Roxana L.

Very efficient, felt really confident and well taken care of the whole time. Super attentive and genuinely cares for each client. I'm so thankful for the work and service provided here, my case being complicated I needed someone well adversed and super knowledgable. . Thank you!

Ko L.

Ms. Stern and the complete team was super caring...I was so glad to find this Law firm as I was facing severe punishment but thanks to a very well prepared and professional team I didn’t end up in prison. Thanks so much!!

My family and I were at our wits end when my son was picked up by ICE for deportation. I was advised by an immigration attorney to get help from Stern Law who are experienced in both criminal and immigration cases. I called Stern Law and a consultation was arranged with Jessica....

I have nothing but positive things to say. My Immigration case was very complicated. My only advise to anyone going through this process is to be patient. I am very thankful for Sternl aw, for everything they have done for me and my family and winning my case. If you’re looking for...

Stern law is a great firm. I had the pleasure of working with Jessica and she was amazing. Jessica and her team were very responsive and would constantly keep me updated. She was always on time and available for any questions I had. I still receive Important information about changes in immigration...

At a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of satisfactory outcome looked dull, Jessica was my only ray of hope. She took over my case from previous lawyer which had been stalled and delivered the results successfully. I find her very pro-active, responsive and accurate in decision making. Based...

I hired Jessica Stern on a recommendation from another attorney and her firm was wonderful to work with. She guided me through each phase of the process and clearly presented my options as we went along. I was faced with a very difficult circumstance because I am a US Citizen and my...

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Every team member at STERN Law is committed to serving you and helping you achieve your American Dream. You are trusting us with your freedom and life. You want to know what is happening with your case, and you want to know that your legal team is actively fighting for you. We take this responsibility very seriously.

You deserve to be represented by the first 100% CrImmigration Law Firm in the country

As the first and only law firm that remains 100% committed to the defense of non-U.S. citizens through criminal and immigration law exclusively, we know you best. We know what success looks like for you… You will work with a team committed to the education of their community, their colleagues and themselves.

Take a stand for your future,RIGHT NOW.

If you’re ready to relentlessly FIGHT for your freedom, and WON’T take “no” for an answer, connect with STERN Law today!

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