Will criminal charges affect my immigration status?
It’s important to know that virtually any arrest or criminal investigation can have an immediate impact on your immigration status. There are procedures that can be taken that can protect you from bad immigration effects from criminal charges. But it’s important to meet with and have your case reviewed by a qualified immigration attorney if you have ever had a criminal charge prior to having contact with immigration. These legal actions can include: a motion to vacate a criminal conviction or a motion to modify a criminal sentence if you have already been processed by a criminal court.