Did you know that if you are convicted of a crime, you could face deportation if you are not a US citizen?
Sometimes, you don't even need to be "convicted." Sometimes, a withhold of adjudication may be enough for you to be subjected to deportation.
You can be convicted of a crime either by being found guilty by a judge or jury, or by accepting a plea bargain that includes an adjudication.
Here are just some of the crimes that could subject you to deportation should you be found guilty or plead guilty:
Fraud or theft crimes
Domestic violence (felony or misdemeanor)
If you are charged with a crime, make sure you discuss with your criminal defense attorney whether a guilty plea would subject you to deportation.
If you are facing criminal charges and you are not a US citizen, you may be in a position where you must fight the charges.
If you are unsure about whether a guilty plea will result in your being subject to deportation, call me to discuss your case. I represent clients in criminal matters in Miami-Dade and Broward.