Domestic Violence Defense Attorney
Domestic violence charges can wreak havoc with your life whether you are an immigrant or not. If police intervention is required against domestic abuse or other family violence, you could find yourself facing a restraining order or an assault charge.
The consequences become more serious if you are an immigrant and have been charged with domestic violence. Under federal law, a state court conviction for domestic violence may jeopardize your ability to stay in the United States.
At the Law Offices of Anthony J. Pullara, we can provide the strong, experienced defense you need against domestic violence charges. If you are an immigrant, we can use our experience to help protect your immigration status. From offices in Torrance and downtown L.A., we serve clients in Carson, Redondo Beach and throughout the Torrance area.
Effect of Plea Agreements
A plea agreement requiring only a guilty plea, fine and attending domestic violence classes may seem pragmatic to expedite and conclude the matter. However, if you are not a citizen, a deal like this could result in eventual deportation and permanent separation from your family. It is important to understand the actual consequences of a conviction beyond just paying a fine and attending a class.
Our firm focuses its practice on actions aimed at helping clients avoid deportation. What this means is that we make every attempt to get charges dropped or reduced. If a conviction does occur, we strive to have it be “immigration neutral” so that you are not deported.
What if You Are Undocumented?
If you are a noncitizen who is the subject of a criminal investigation, being taken into police custody generally means that an immigration hold will be placed on you. Even if the criminal case is dropped, you may continue to remain in custody and removal proceedings can be initiated. This is why it is critical to work with a criminal defense attorney who understands immigration law and can work to keep you from being taken into custody.
At our law firm, we are acutely aware of how criminal charges can lead to immigration consequences. We use our knowledge to help minimize the consequences of a domestic violence arrest. We strive to help you avoid deportation, so that you can remain in the U.S. with your family.
The Law Offices of Anthony J. Pullara offers initial consultations with our experienced California defense attorney. We welcome inquiries from immigration attorneys with clients facing domestic violence charges or seeking post-conviction relief.
To schedule your initial consultation with a California criminal defense lawyer, call us today at 213-614-1419 or contact us online.
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