Dallas Immigration Offenses Attorney
Over the last few years, federal prosecutions for federal immigration offenses have more than doubled in number. These cases involve both criminal and immigration law, and are among the most technical and complex areas of U.S law.
Deemed as federal crimes, all immigration offenses carry significant penalties such as hefty fines, probation, and imprisonment. They also carry a risk that other felonies do not—deportation. Unfortunately, the consequences of immigration crime not only affect the defendant, but the defendant’s innocent family members as well.
If you or a loved one are accused of immigration offenses, it is crucial that you take these charges seriously. Contact David Finn, P.C. at (214) 871-1112 today to discuss your legal options.
Examples of Immigration Offenses
Numerous crimes can be classified as immigration offenses. Even minor acts such as encouraging an alien to illegally remain in the U.S. can potentially lead to time in federal prison. Common immigration offenses include:
- Bringing undocumented aliens to the U.S. without prior approval or authorization
- Encouraging or inducing foreign nationals to enter the U.S. without authorization
- Domestic transporting of illegal immigrants
- Aiding or abetting / Conspiring to commit the execution of the abovementioned acts
- Harboring aliens
Transporting, harboring, or encouraging entry into the U.S. without financial gain are offenses punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. Committing any of these crimes for financial gain, conspiring to commit any of these crimes, and bringing aliens to the U.S. are offenses punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment.
Other examples of immigration offenses include marriage fraud, refusal to depart, hiring illegal aliens, evading or fleeing a checkpoint, illegal re-entry, as well as illegal marriage, entry, or establishment of a business to evade immigration laws.
Call David Finn, P.C. Today
Being convicted of an immigration offense will not just cost you money and put you behind bars. An immigration offense charge can uproot your life, ruin your reputation, and put your entire future in jeopardy.
If you face charges involving immigration, it is imperative that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney with vast knowledge and understanding of both criminal and immigration law. David Finn, P.C. will fight aggressively to protect your rights and fight the allegations against you. Call (214) 871-1112 today.