Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Charges
Noncitizens — including the undocumented and those with green cards — are perpetually on thin ice. Any criminal conviction can place their ability to remain in the United States at risk. Something a citizen may consider a “minor” criminal offense can be the equivalent of the death penalty for the American dream of a noncitizen.
At the Law Offices of James D. Franks, we are led by a former prosecutor with more than 40 years of experience. We know the criminal justice system inside and out and will fight aggressively to protect your future if a criminal charge is threatening your ability to remain in the United States.
Undocumented Does Not Mean Unaccountable
In fact, being undocumented makes it more likely that a person will suffer serious consequences for a criminal conviction in Mississippi. Instead of paying fines and spending a short stint in jail, a misdemeanor conviction could result in an undocumented immigrant being removed from the United States entirely.
The best way to avoid such consequences is to aggressively fight all criminal charges no matter how “minor” they may seem on the surface. Avoiding a criminal record is the only way to remain eligible for options such DACA exceptions that allow noncitizens to remain in the country.
Your Defense Makes All The Difference
Choosing the right defense attorney can make the difference between staying with your family and being deported to a “homeland” that you’ve never experienced. Contact our Desoto County firm for the proven defense you need to protect your future.