I was convicted and am wondering if it is likely I'll be deported or if a single conviction would probably not be reason for this.
Good morning. Your question does not reveal much information in order to give a solid opinion. Depending on the charge, and what you did or did not admit happened, it could create grounds for removal (deportation).
Rather than post sensitive, personal information about this case, please contact an immigration attorney for guidance.
Your question is one of the most difficult in criminal and immigration law. You need to consult an attorney and go over the charge. It may cost a few dollars but it will help you avoid some real pitfalls. He or she will go over the circumstances and give you an answer or as close as the law will allow. For instance, a domestic violence assault is very problematic while a simple assault may not be. Good luck.
The answer provided is for general information purposes and cannot be relied upon. In order to provide legal advice, one must engage with a live attorney; this answer does not create such attorney-client relationship.
The answer to that question will depend on a host of factors not revealed in your question, such as: your current immigration status; if your are a green card holder, how long you have held that status; the date of the offense; the possible sentence for the offense; the precise statutory language from the relevant criminal code; your prior criminal history; the length of the sentence issued by the criminal court (regardless of any subsequent suspension of the imposition of that sentence); and case law from the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal Court of Appeals in your jurisdiction on this crime and related offense.
This could be an easy question to answer, or one that might trigger length research.
I advise gathering up all of your criminal and immigration documents and meet with a reputable immigration attorney in your area to review this case in detail.
I hope you find the answer you're looking for, but you won't get the type of detailed analysis this type of case probably needs just from this website.
Best of luck.
You will not automatically be removed/deported, but it is highly likely they will begin removal proceedings against you for a criminal conviction and try to remove you. Often, ICE gets involved since they receive info from local criminal law enforcement when a defendant who was convicted is not a US citizen. It is even possible that ICE may take you into custody (put you in Immigration Jail). It will be up to you to get a good Immigration Lawyer to defend in the deportation proceedings.
The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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