Tag: Drug Crimes and Offense

  • Criminal Defense Charges for Non-U.S. Citizens

    Criminal Defense Charges for Non-U.S. Citizens

    We Understand its Consequences For U.S. citizens, facing serious criminal charges can be one of the most difficult and terrifying moments in their lives. But for non-U.S. citizens, it’s even worse. A person from another country may find themselves facing a legal system they don’t understand, that isn’t spoken or written in their native language.…

  • Felony Offense Dismissed & Avoided Deportation

    Felony Offense Dismissed & Avoided Deportation

    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 custody and remains…

  • Cancellation of Removal/Deportation & Lawful Permanent Residence Granted

    Cancellation of Removal/Deportation & Lawful Permanent Residence Granted

    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 latino beauty products,…

  • Defending Criminal Charges With Immigration Consequences

    Defending Criminal Charges With Immigration Consequences

    Being arrested is scary enough as a U.S. citizen. There are many unknown factors: your criminal charges could affect your employment and result in serious prison time. As a non-U.S. citizen, however, being arrested is even more life-changing.. Non-U.S. citizens with criminal charges have to worry about their future in the United States, on top…

  • What Happens To Non-U.S. Citizens Who Get A DUI Charge?

    What Happens To Non-U.S. Citizens Who Get A DUI Charge?

    Getting pulled over by the police is always a nerve-wracking and intense experience. When it involves an allegation of driving under the influence (DUI) – that encounter could affect your career, your finances, and your relationships. Everyone knows the consequences for driving under the influence are severe. For non-U.S. citizens, however, the experience is exponentially…

  • Can Green Card Holders Be Deported?

    Can Green Card Holders Be Deported?

    Deportation is one of the most common immigration proceedings that non-citizens can face. Illegal immigrants can be deported (removed) when they no longer have the authority to remain in the country due to expired visas, illegal entry, and other violations. But can green card holders also be deported? Immigrants who have obtained a green card…

  • What are the Grounds for Deportation?

    What are the Grounds for Deportation?

    Immigrants in the United States can face removal for a number of reasons. Understanding the grounds for deportations helps you determine the best ways to protect your legal status and avoid unwanted issues that could impact your family. The following explains the factors related to deportations as well as the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.),…

  • Who Can Immigration Authorities Deport?

    Who Can Immigration Authorities Deport?

    Immigration authorities have the right to remove individuals from the country for many reasons. Committing illegal acts and making false claims are common factors that lead to the deportation of immigrants. But other causes aren’t so obvious if you’re not familiar with immigration laws. Knowing what type of person the immigration authorities can deport is…

  • Which Government Agencies Handle Removals or Deportations?

    Which Government Agencies Handle Removals or Deportations?

    The removal and deportation of individuals from the United States can be complex processes that are difficult for most people to understand. In addition, these processes are often carried out by multiple government agencies and involve a wide range of legal considerations. Knowing which government agencies handle removals and deportations is the first step to…

  • Changes in Immigration Enforcement Policy: How to Fight

    Changes in Immigration Enforcement Policy: How to Fight

    Changes in immigration enforcement policy now call for ICE enforcement against anyone who is unlawfully in the United States. During President Obama’s administration, ICE focused its resources only on removing people with certain types of criminal convictions. If you did not fit into that category, ICE would not bother you. However, things are very different…