Does Your Defense Lawyer Understand Immigration Law?

Often times a person who needs a defense lawyer only thinks about if the person they are hiring knows criminal law. This can be a costly mistake. Often times hiring a defense lawyer who is not familiar with immigration law can have terrible consequences down the road.

A common scenario is something like this: A person who is not legally in the United States gets charged with a DUI. The person hires a DUI lawyer who knows nothing about immigration law and does not tell the client that pleading guilty can have an impact on that person’s immigration case. The client pleads guilty and they think everything is fine. The person goes to get citizenship down the road and now immigration authorities tell the person that because they have a DUI they can’t get citizenship. This is just one example of how having a criminal defense lawyer who understands immigration law can be important.

The Benikov Law firm only handles criminal and DUI matters but we understand how a conviction can have an impact on your immigration status. We work with some of the best immigration lawyers in the Phoenix area to make sure we craft the best possible solutions for our clients. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime and are worried if the charge will affect your immigration contact us for a free consultation.