Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

A criminal conviction may result in deportation

Legal immigrants residing in California or other states could be deported if they violate the law. However, the type of crime a person commits is usually more important than whether it was a misdemeanor or felony when determining if it’s grounds for deportation. For instance, a person who is convicted of an aggravated felony may be at risk of being removed from the United States. Examples of aggravated felonies include rape, arson and drug trafficking.

These crimes generally carry penalties of more than a year in jail or prison. It’s also possible per the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to be deported after being convicted of theft or failing to appear for a court date. The INA also states that a conviction for domestic violence against a spouse or child will likely result in an immigrant being removed from the country.

Those who are deemed to have committed crimes of moral turpitude could also be deported. Crimes of moral turpitude could include fraud, perjury or embezzlement. Assault or shoplifting may also fit the definition of this type of criminal offense. A person may avoid deportation if a conviction results in less than a year of jail time. However, an exception may be made if a person is convicted of more than one petty crime at one time.

Generally, the government has the right to remove anyone who is not a citizen of the United States. However, an attorney might be able to help a person obtain a favorable outcome in an immigration case. In some cases, it may be possible to win a person’s release from an immigration detention facility while a case is pending. Legal counsel might help an individual by presenting evidence that he or she didn’t commit a crime listed in the INA.


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For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.