Consequences for an Illegal Immigrant Arrested for a Criminal Offense

There can be severe consequences for an illegal immigrant who has been arrested for a criminal offense. If you or a loved one is in this situation, you should seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney and an experienced immigration attorney.



“Our firm is unique in that we specialize in both criminal and immigration cases… many times the two areas of law go hand in hand, and additional preparation and negotiation is necessary…”



Crime and Illegal Immigration

  • If you are in the U.S. illegally, living and working without a green card, and are charged with a crime such as disorderly conduct, drug possession or DUI, you most likely will be detained on immigration issues.
  • If convicted, you will be deported and unable to return to the United States for a period of 10 years. If caught returning to the US, you may face 10 years in federal prison.
  • Serious crimes are referred to as crimes of moral turpitude and considered bars to successful immigration.


Trump Will ‘Immediately’ Deport Two To Three Million Illegal Immigrants


At Marinoff and Associates, P.C., Attorneys At Law, we understand the difficulties illegal immigrants charged with crimes face — deportation may mean separation from a family you support or a return to unemployment and poverty. Our Criminal Defense lawyers work with both local enforcement officials and the INS in order to get charges changed from being crimes of moral turpitude to lesser charges.

“I have the reputation you want, the experience you need and the understanding of the legal process that is crucial to guide you through your case. Whether you need a lawyer to handle your criminal defense lawsuit or immigration issue, I can help. For more information or discuss your situation contact my law office by calling 720.621.7635.” – Brandon Marinoff