Immigration Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction

The U.S. government takes criminal activity very seriously. In recent years, the government has refocused its deportation efforts on people who commit serious crimes. If you have been charged or convicted of a crime, we can help.

At Immigration Law Office in Chicago, we will be your aggressive advocates. We believe that you deserve a second chance or an opportunity to clear your name. Being convicted of a crime does not make you a bad person, but it can have harmful immigration consequences, including deportation and inadmissibility for green cards or visas. We will fight to protect you from deportation.

Background In Criminal Defense And Immigration

Attorney Drew Elesh can handle both criminal defense and immigration matters. This means that you will not need two lawyers to handle the different parts of your case. With nearly 20 years of experience in Illinois, attorney Elesh can guide you through every aspect, making sure your rights are protected.

Crimes Of Moral Turpitude

Under current U.S. immigration policy, individuals who are convicted of so-called crimes of moral turpitude are considered the most severe, and that may be used as a reason for deportation. A crime of moral turpitude is one that shocks the public conscience. Such crimes include:

  • Spousal or child abuse
  • Murder and voluntary manslaughter
  • Robbery and theft
  • Aggravated assault
  • Rape
  • Kidnapping

These are not the only crimes that may lead to deportation. Certain crimes involving drugs and other controlled substances can also be problematic. At our firm, we can help you understand how your criminal charge or conviction may impact your immigration status or eligibility.

The Sooner You Call Us, The Sooner We Can Help. Se Habla Español.

Do not wait to seek help after a criminal charge or conviction. Contact us online or call us at 773-877-3982 to schedule a free consultation.