ATLANTA, Georgia—STERN Law, an immigration and criminal defense law firm focusing on (Cr)Immigration, proudly announces its 10th anniversary. Founded in 2013 by Jessica Stern, now CEO and nationally recognized (Cr)Immigration Attorney, the firm provides legal representation to non-U.S. citizens arrested, investigated, or convicted.
STERN Law Firm advocates for (Cr)Immigration, which combines immigration and criminal defense.
(Cr)Immigration defense addresses the consequences of the following:
"We are proud of what we have achieved in the last 10 years," said Stern. "Our one-of-a-kind approach to immigration and criminal law has allowed us to provide non-U.S. citizens the best legal representation possible. We believe our clients deserve focused and knowledgeable (Cr)Immigration defense and have been successful in achieving the absolute, very best of outcomes for them."
With a focus on complex immigration cases, STERN Law understands the difficulties immigrants face when encountering the legal system. Their approach ensures the careful handling of every aspect of each case, with one attorney managing criminal and immigration proceedings, instead of separate attorneys and law firms who often “speak different languages.” This method offers a more robust defense for clients by balancing the protection of their immigration status and the ability to keep their green card or another lawful status during the criminal case or after conviction. Ultimately, STERN Law's (Cr)Immigration approach secures eligibility to become a naturalized U.S. citizen and complete the American Dream, in spite of major hurdles placed in the way.
Over the past decade, STERN Law has achieved notable successes. It has kept many clients out of jail, deportation proceedings and prevented family separations. The firm fights for its clients' rights and does everything necessary to ensure the best possible outcome.
Most recently, Stern was approved as a U.S. Federal Court expert in a ground-breaking development that procures the availability of court-appointed funds for court-appointed criminal defense attorneys and indigent defendants. The ability to receive this essential immigration advice protects non-U.S. citizens charged with a crime from unintended immigration or deportation consequences.
Although in 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Padilla v. Kentucky that criminal defense lawyers must adequately advise non-U.S. citizen clients about potential deportation and changes to their residency status due to their criminal cases, for many criminal defense attorneys, giving their clients the proper legal guidance remains a challenge. Unfortunately, this makes non-U.S. citizens vulnerable to life-altering consequences.
Stern commented on her approval as a U.S. Federal Court expert, "We know that many criminal defense attorneys, even exceptional ones, often lack the expertise to properly advise their non-U.S. citizen clients on the potential immigration consequences of their criminal cases. This approval not only validates the importance of providing accurate immigration advice to clients but also opens the door for other criminal defense attorneys to secure court-appointed funds for this vital service."
In addition to legal advice, STERN Law provides educational resources on their website, known as roadmaps and info guides. Visitors can download up-to-date information on U.S. immigration laws and regulations and helpful tips on filing applications correctly and avoiding common mistakes.
For more information, visit https://sternlawfirm.us/.
At STERN Law, We Defend the American Dream™ for all non-U.S. citizens! We are not intimidated by your past or your record. In fact, we encourage all non-U.S. citizens with criminal records to hire us to fight to have your criminal case dismissed or removed and to secure legal immigration status for you and your family in the United States of America.
Trust us because we know you. We know how intimidating it is to walk into a courtroom or government building where your freedom and liberty are at stake. We also know how hard it is to understand the legal process and your rights as a non-U.S. citizen. Rest assured that if you hire STERN Law, you will be fully aware of all options surrounding your situation and several strategies. You will gain an experienced legal team who will use their expertise and compassion to relentlessly help you achieve your desired result.
If you feel confused, alone, or judged by the system, let STERN Law serve as your most trusted counsel.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.