My best suggestion is that you hire a good criminal defense attorney and have him/her consult with an immigration attorney.
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Very good guidance by Professor Capriotti. Once options are offered to you, you should discuss with an immigration attorney to understand it's immigration consequences.
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This charge can not only affect your career but your U.S. immigration status. As recommended, hire good criminal defense counsel and consult with immigration counsel re: the consequences of the planned defense.
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