Immigration Law Video Series: Immigration Criminal Offenses


VIDEO: Immigration Criminal Offenses


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Hello and welcome to our website and our video series. Again, my name is Tyler Christians, immigration attorney, owner, and founder of Christians Law, PLLC. Today, I want to talk to you about criminal offenses and immigration and how they relate.

I get many questions on this subject all the time. Every state in the United States has different laws. One states’ laws may impact you differently than another states’ laws.  Every single time I get a phone call and/or meet with a client regarding their criminal offense, I have a lot of research to do, because I want to make sure I understand what the law is, what the criminal offenses are they’re faced with, and how that relates directly to the immigration laws.

It can be a burdensome process to determine this and it does require research under any circumstances. Many of the issues that clients will face are deferred judgments, probation before judgments, where they maybe pleaded guilty or pleaded no contest and the Court deferred their finding and later dismissed it. Under immigration, usually, that is a conviction and so it’s very important to receive the appropriate advice before entering into a plea agreement that you think is going to be okay for immigration purposes.

Another question I get is, “What about expungements?” or “I had this expunged from my record, do I need to answer this?” The answer is yes. If you read the citizenship application, for example, it says, ‘even if the records have been expunged or sealed.’

There are many nuances in criminal offenses and immigration law. It is important that you seek out a qualified attorney to give you the appropriate advice under those circumstances. Every case is unique. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office. All of my information is on my website: Thank you very much and have a good day.

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