As a nation, the United States swears to provide ‘liberty and justice’ for all people. However, the U.S. has rarely lived up to this promise. Immigrants to the United States often have first-hand experience with this broken promise, especially when the criminal justice system is involved. In many aspects of society, individuals who are not born in the United States are treated poorly; when immigrants are convicted of crimes, they become even more vulnerable. Immigrants with criminal records become targets for deportation, making up the majority of deportations in any given year.
As an immigrant himself, Peter Loblack understands the roadblocks—and the rewards—of becoming a citizen of the United States. He brings his extensive litigation experience to help countless clients move past their criminal charges and seek to legally remain in the U.S.
A criminal conviction doesn’t need to mean that your vision for a better life will never become a reality. Schedule a consultation with Peter Loblack Law, PA as soon as you know you need help. He is honored to serve clients throughout the nation from his offices in Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
What Are the Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions?
If you are not a U.S. citizen, a criminal conviction—even for a minor offense—-can come at a huge cost. Any kind of conviction may result in your deportation, and/or your inadmissibility. As an immigrant, if you are found inadmissible, this means you may not be able to:
- Apply for permanent residence (a green card)
- Become a United States citizen
- Re-enter the country after leaving
- Apply for an “adjustment of status” (a change from illegal to legal immigration status)
It does not matter how long you have lived in the U.S., or how strong your personal connection is to the country. With a criminal conviction on your record, there’s a higher chance you will be deported or inadmissible.
This is why it’s so important to set up an appointment with an immigration attorney who focuses on criminal law. Since 1994, Peter Loblack welcomes clients who feel that the promise of ‘liberty and justice for all’ has not applied to them. He’ll fight for you every step of the way because he knows that good immigration counsel can truly make a difference.