Do Criminal Convictions Cause Problems for Non Citizens?
Criminal offenses can have serious long-term consequences for both the accused and their families. Deportation or removal is often a likely possibility if a non-citizen has committed a crime. This includes permanent residents. Our firm has experience and a thorough knowledge of immigration consequences, which are often much more considerable than the criminal consequences. In addition to our superior knowledge of immigration consequences, Attorney Montes de Oca is a fluent Spanish-speaker. His bilingual language ability serves as a great comfort and facilitating force in helping clients and their families thoroughly understand the legal accusations, process, and possible outcomes. When it comes to something so serious as your freedom and living in the United States of America you need to make sure you can communicate directly with your attorney in your language and not through someone else who risks misunderstanding or miscommunication your case and the consequences.
What if I was not advised of any immigration consequences when I entered a plea?
It is imperative that you speak with an Attorney immediately before any statute of limitations expire.
Where Can I find Immigration Information if I can not afford an Immigration Attorney?
The Immigration Legal Assistance Project provides, for a nominal fee, legal assistance and counseling to all categories of low-income persons. The project also provides immigration "services" for the private immigration bar. The project uses its limited resources to: Provide immigration legal advice for U.S. Citizens, immigrants, and aliens. Prepare immigration and naturalization forms. Translate, certify, notarize, and copy documents. Tie in lawyer referral service and all appropriate social service agencies.
What Kind of Help Can I Receive from the Immigration Legal Assistance Project?
The Immigration Legal Assistance Project provides advice and consultation on immigration law and can help you prepare various immigration forms, including, but not limited to: Adjustment of status Family petitions Conditional residency Naturalizations Lost green cards Travel permits Translations of Spanish language documents VISA packets Affidavits of support
Where is the Immigration Legal Assistance Project Located?
The USCIS is located at 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The main information room is 1001. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00p.pm. to 3:00 p.m. USCIS is not open on Saturday, Sunday or any Federal holiday. USCIS telephone number is (213) 485-0143.