What is the difference between a federal criminal law attorney and immigration attorney?
Many individuals confuse immigration attorneys with criminal attorneys. An immigration attorney will help you if you are trying to obtain permission to come to the United States, to remain in the United States, or to avoid deportation. A criminal attorney will help you if you are charged with breaking the laws of the United States or the federal government.
The confusion arises when a person has an immigration problem and commits a criminal offense at the same time such as entering into the United States illegally. That can lead to both deportation and jail time. Also, criminal convictions for serious drug offenses such as methamphetamine and cocaine smuggling can lead to immediate deportation and a lifetime ban from returning to the United States.
In the Law Offices of Russell Babcock, we will help you figure it out. We will help you devise a strategy that will help protect your immigration status. We are criminal lawyers , but when necessary can refer you to very good immigration specialist when necessary. Getting the best outcome on your criminal charges will help you protect your immigration status