What Is Crimmigration?

If you are a noncitizen, you are likely already aware that a conviction for some crimes could trigger removal proceedings. You may not understand, however, just how strict the law can be in this area. Far too many people make avoidable errors during criminal proceedings that lead to their deportation.

This is where the skills of a "crimmigration" attorney are needed most. I am Sabrina Richardson Thompson, an immigration and criminal defense attorney in Largo, Maryland. I understand where the laws intersect and the effect that a criminal charge can have on your immigration status.

What is crimmigration? Call 301-358-6412 to find out how my Prince George's County law firm can help you deal with your immigration and criminal defense needs.

How Does This Apply To My Case?

Non-citizens can run into immigration trouble when they plead guilty to charges to stay out of jail. Unfortunately, doing so may lead to deportation. In immigration court, even a guilty plea that does not result in a conviction will be treated like a conviction.

If you are arrested on suspicion of a crime like driving under the influence (DUI), assault, theft, or any felony or misdemeanor, talk to a crimmigration lawyer like me before doing anything else. I will take the time to clearly explain your rights and options, giving you the legal advice you need to make informed choices about your future.

In crimmigration matters, it is wise to resolve the criminal charges first, because the result of that case will determine whether you face removal or become ineligible for immigration benefits. As a lawyer with experience in both criminal and immigration matters, I will find a strategy that gives you the best chance of staying out of jail while staying in the country.

If you are facing removal because you are living in the U.S. without lawful status and your status was uncovered during a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid at your workplace or jail (during the arrest process), I can represent you in this type of case as well.

Call Sabrina Richardson Thompson; One Attorney For Two Cases

Instead of working with two lawyers who may not understand the effects of one case on the other, put your trust in a crimmigration lawyer who can always keep your best interests as the top priority.

Schedule a consultation at my office in Largo, Maryland, by sending me an email or calling 301-358-6412. Translation services are available.