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Defense of Non-Citizens

Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends Non-Citizens

Sad man in jail cell At ArborYpsi Law, our Ann Arbor criminal defense lawyer practices the criminal defense of non-citizens. A criminal conviction for a non-citizen can result in deportation. For the non-citizen charged with a crime, the immigration consequences of a conviction are often more severe than the criminal penalties. As a result, the goals of the representation become more focused on the impact that a conviction will have on immigration status.

Getting the Right Results for Non-Citizen Clients

The reality for non-citizen clients in criminal cases is they cannot afford to enter a plea. Any plea at all could result in deportation or at least put their immigration status in jeopardy. In these cases, we go for the dismissal or fight aggressively, because there are no other options. The case must be put on a track to allow for the greatest possible chance of winning through proactively challenging the case. For example, in felony cases we will be running the preliminary examination and filing motion, setting the case up for the greatest chance of success through the challenge.

In other cases, a quiet resolution with a plea bargain to the right resolution is more important than fighting the case. For example, we might shoot for a resolution in a plea form to a charge like disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct so that immigration status is kept intact as much as possible. At the outset of your case we will evaluate the situation and potential outcomes as they relate to immigration status and work accordingly.

Experience Working For Non-Citizen Clients

We have worked on behalf of many clients who had immigration concerns. What we often do is work directly with immigration lawyers when representing clients with immigration issues. This way we can ensure that our clients know that they can move forward in the case confidently and that immigration concerns are at the forefront.

ArborYpsi Law Promise to Non-Citizens Charged With a Crime

At ArborYpsi Law we have defended non-citizens that have been charged with criminal charges countless times. Many of our non-citizen clients cases resulted in continued residency in the United States. In fact, one client's case was dismissed after we worked diligently on the case. We know that when a non-citizen is charged with a crime that their way of life is at stake. This is because if found guilty of a crime, especially a felony, a Non-citizen can be deported to their native country. For most non-citizens deportation is not an option. They have careers, homes, and families in the United States that cannot be deported with them. That is why at ArborYpsi Law you have our promise that we will work tirelessly to defend non-Citizen clients who have been charged with a crime.

Criminal Defense of Non-citizens

The Supreme Court case of Padilla v. Kentucky outlines the basic minimum obligations for criminal defense attorneys in advising non-citizen clients. At ArborYpsi Law, we do more. Our criminal defense lawyers develop a defense designed with the immigration goals at the forefront of the representation.

Contact an Ann Arbor Criminal Defense Lawyer

Contact ArborYpsi Law at (734) 883-9584 or at bernstein@arborypsilaw.com to speak with attorney Sam Bernstein.

Client Reviews
Sam was a helpful lawyer who is a man of his word. He helped in our cases 2 times in a row with successful outcomes. I could not think of a better lawyer who is always on time to court, good attitude, smart, and honest. He is respectful and answers all of the questions we had. Two cases were both a success thanks to Sam Gigi
It has been a couple of days since Sam represented my son in Washtenaw County. He gave me the miracle I prayed for. He did way more than I thought was possible and as I told him on the phone I would hug him if I could. If you ever need a good lawyer, this guy is the one to hire – and his prices are very very reasonable. I wish him much prosperity and a good life. He made my life happy for the first time in a long time and I cannot thank him enough. Linda
Sam took my call and consulted me immediately. He provided fair pricing for the legal services I was requiring. I hired him about a week before my case, he still took on the case load and did amazing work. He is an excellent attorney and a friendly person to be in the court room with when you’re in a stressful situation. Devon