Chattanooga Immigration Crime Attorneys
Experienced, Competent Legal Support in Chattanooga, TN
Immigration cases are serious because a conviction could result in a damaging change to a defendant’s residency status. On March 31, 2010, the United States Supreme Court held in Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S.Ct. 1473 (2010), that a criminal defense attorney involved in an immigration case was constitutionally deficient because he failed to advise his client that a plea of guilty made him subject to automatic deportation. This 7-2 decision makes it clear that defense attorneys must understand the basic collateral consequences that a plea may have on a client’s immigration status.
In every immigration case we accept, we consider our first allegiance to be our clients’ security and well-being and we will go the extra mile every time to ensure that their interests and rights are protected.
We are familiar with the laws that could affect your immigration status in a federal case. For example, 8 U.S.C.A. § 1227 states that aliens who are convicted of certain crimes face deportation. These crimes include those involving moral turpitude, high speed flight, failure to register as a sex offender, drug abusers, addicts, certain gun and weapon crimes, stalking, aggravated felonies, certain controlled substance offenses, domestic violence, crimes involving children, violations of any order of protection, and other miscellaneous criminal offenses.
Retain a Chattanooga Criminal Defense Attorney Today
Each Chattanooga criminal defense attorney at Davis & Hoss, PC is competent, experienced, and familiar with defense at the federal court level. We have represented dozens of individuals charged with criminal offenses who also face difficult and complicated immigration issues. Protecting your residency is crucial. We are prepared to stand by your side during this challenging time and safeguard your interests. To find out more, schedule a consultation with our lawyers today. We are prepared to stand by your side no matter what charges you may be facing.