Strong Defense Against Violent Crime Charges
It is imperative to have a strong defense if you have been charged with a violent crime. You don’t want to be forced to accept an unfavorable plea deal that will land you in prison or force you into probation supervision for a long period of time.
If you are not a citizen, you also have other concerns. The way immigration law currently works is that certain types of criminal convictions can threaten your immigration status and subject you to possible deportation.
Choosing the Right Lawyer to Defend You
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Pullara, we provide strong defense for clients against charges of domestic abuse and other violent crimes. We also have extensive experience in helping clients seek to avoid negative immigration consequences from criminal convictions. With offices in Torrance and downtown L.A., we serve clients all across the Torrance area, including Redondo Beach and Carson.
Our lead attorney, Anthony Pullara, has more than 18 years of experience in this field. We provide skilled criminal defense services for people charged with offenses that include:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence
- Attempted murder
Immigration Consequences and Violent Crime
California domestic violence crime laws present an especially serious problem for immigrants who are not United States citizens. Domestic violence offenses are considered to be crimes of moral turpitude and can lead to deportation.
Other violent crimes pose immigration problems as well. Use of a gun during the commission of a crime or an imposed or suspended sentence of 365 days or more will make the convicted noncitizen subject to deportation.
However, there are ways to make the charges immigration neutral. At our law firm, we make every attempt to have charges dropped or reduced. We also try to negotiate favorable sentences for fewer than 365 days, so that our clients can return to their families instead of being forced into mandatory deportation.
We have significant knowledge of the ways in which the resolution of charges can be negotiated so that the offense is immigration neutral, meaning that it will not affect immigration status.
It is important for people to know that there is no statute of limitations on convictions and deportation. If the offense is not immigration neutral, you can be at an indefinite risk for deportation — even years after the offense occurred. If you have been charged with a crime, and you are not a U.S. citizen, it is vital that you deal with the charge now. If you do not, you may always risk deportation.
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