A conviction for most Identity Theft offenses will violate immigration laws as a “crime involving moral turpitude” or “aggravated felony” offense. Court opinions change the law on this every day. STERN Law has the expertise to successfully defend your criminal case and immigration status.
Because the Government is prioritizing the prosecution of immigration-related crimes, we will see more and more arrests for Aggravated Identity Theft and Department of Driver Services (DDS) Investigations for license-related Identity Theft.
DDS Criminal License Investigations
With new facial recognition technology, the Department of Driver Services (DDS) can easily determine when a person has applied for a license in the past under a different identity or name. Many non-U.S. citizens currently face a criminal investigation for trying to get a legitimate drivers license today after many years without. If you ever applied for a license with another’s name, but now have lawful status and the opportunity to obtain a legitimate driver’s license, you will be flagged for criminal investigation and potential arrest for Identity Fraud.
Experienced CrImmigration counsel will carefully advise the next best steps for you and assist to prevent further investigation or arrest. If you have not applied or renewed the license in more than four (4) years, it is possible to negotiate against prosecution. .
WARNING: If you ever falsely claimed U.S. citizenship on a previous license application, it it critical to retain experienced CrImmigration counsel immediately.