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Immigration Criminal Defense in Atlanta, Georgia


Immigration & Criminal Defense

Just because you’ve been arrested doesn’t mean that you’re guilty and doesn’t necessarily mean it will impact your immigration application or visa status. Don’t let criminal charges ruin your future. You have the right to defend yourself, but you may not have the knowledge or ability to do so. If you are being prosecuted in the greater Atlanta area, The Belline Law Firm LLC has the expertise to defend you.

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  • False Documents/Aggravated Identify Theft
  • Possession
  • Shoplifting
  • Family Violence / Domestic Battery
  • Driving without a Valid License
  • Probation Revocation
  • Assault
  • And More

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

If you are not a United States citizen, a Georgia criminal conviction may have serious consequences and lead to your deportation from, or inadmissibility to the United States.

“Deportable Crimes”

Certain criminal convictions can lead to a non-citizen being deported regardless of how long they have lived in the United States.

“Inadmissible Crimes”

Certain criminal convictions can lead to a non-citizen being barred from re-entering the United States after leaving, or being able to become a legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

Aggravated Felony

You may be charged as having an “aggravated felony” under U.S. Immigration law even though you do not have a felony conviction in Georgia. Aggravated felonies are common grounds for deportation from the United Sates. Common aggravated felonies include:

  • Crimes of violence
  • Firearms offenses
  • Controlled substances offenses
  • Fraud/Deceit in which the loss to the victim is greater than $10,000

Crimes of Moral Turpitude

A person convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, or who admits to committing acts that constitute the essential elements of a crime of moral turpitude is inadmissible to the United States. A lawful permanent resident who is convicted of two or more crimes of moral turpitude is deportable. Common crimes of moral turpitude are:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Terroristic threats

If you are not a United States citizen or your immigration application is being processed and you are charged with committing a crime in the greater Atlanta area, you should immediately consult with an Atlanta immigration lawyer who is experienced in criminal defense for individuals seeking legal immigration. Make the right move beginning with calling The Belline Law Firm, LLC at (404) 634-8444.

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P.O. Box 10
Mansfield, GA 30055