What happens with my immigration status if I have criminal charges?

Dear friends,

It is important to know that any criminal charge or arrest may impact negatively in your immigration status and may cause the Immigration Service (USCIS) to deny your case, to start a removal proceedings or to detain you.

The next infographic explains what types of convictions usually cause problems with the USCIS (i.e. crimes of moral turpitude and aggravated felonies), and what are the procedures that a qualified immigration and criminal lawyer may take to protect you (i.e. amotion to vacate a criminal conviction or a motion to modify a criminal sentence).


Our criminal and immigration lawyers at FitzGerald Law Company are well experienced litigating both criminal and immigration cases. Read some case stories about how we have successfully defended clients facing both criminal charges and immigration problems.

If you think that you have a criminal charge that might affect your immigration status or visa eligibility call our office to schedule an appointment today at 617-303-2600 (ext. 0) or request an appointment with one of our highly qualified lawyers in Boston, MA. We can also help you or your family members with any legal problem in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury or any other Immigration Process.


Desmond P. FitzGerald,
And the FitzGerald Law Company Team

Successful track record serving the Massachusetts Community for over 20 years with all their legal needs in Immigration, Criminal and Personal Injury Law

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