Written by attorney Scott J. Limmer

Criminal Charges Can Have Extra Consequences for Non-Citizens

Facing criminal charges can pose serious problems for anyone: jail, fines, probation, employment difficulties. But criminal charges mean additional problems for one group: those who are not U.S. citizens. While this area of the law is quite complicated, in addition to the ordinary penalties, a criminal conviction in many instances can bring serious consequences for the immigration status of non-citizens, including deportation, exclusion (being barred from entering this country), and becoming ineligible for citizenship, among other problems.

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