I was arrested for a minor crime. Will that affect my immigration status? Do I need a criminal lawyer?

Many arrests and convictions have negative effects on immigration status and applications. This is true even for minor charges and misdemeanors. A lawful permanent resident can be put into removal proceedings. Charges and convictions can lead to the denial of applications for non-immigrant visas and lawful permanent residence. Some charges can even lead to the denial of an application as a matter of discretion.

So, yes, even if the charges are minor, you need a criminal lawyer who will also consult with an immigration lawyer.

If you need assistance, we welcome you to contact us for a consultation.