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Caring Attorney Defending Immigrants Charged With Crimes

When you are not a United States citizen, even if you are in the country legally, a criminal conviction can change your life forever. You face processes such as deportation and exclusion, which can separate you from your family and keep you out of the United States forever. To keep a criminal conviction for causing upheaval in your life, you need to turn to a lawyer who fully understands the seriousness of your situation.

Having worked as a criminal defense attorney in New York for more than 30 years, I provide as a criminal defense attorney exactly the type of representation you need. I am well-versed in both immigration law and criminal law, and I have an in-depth knowledge of how these two areas of law interact.

How Criminal Convictions Affect Immigrants

In addition to the usual penalties that accompany a criminal conviction, immigrants also have to worry about additional consequences. If you are not a United States citizen, even if you are a permanent resident of the U.S., a criminal conviction can result in:

  • Deportation — Following your arrest, you will be sent out of the United States and will be prevented from returning to the country for all but a few limited circumstances.
  • Exclusion — If you are not deported, you still can be kept out of the country. If you are convicted of a crime, leave the United States for any reason, and then try to come back, you could be prevented from reentering the U.S. This process is known as exclusion.

No matter what type of charge is involved, I will walk you step by step through all stages of your case and make sure you understand all of your legal options.

Contact A New York Deportation Defense Attorney

To schedule a free initial consultation with an immigration and criminal defense attorney, call the Law Office of Luke Scardigno at 718-414-6186, or fill out my online contact form. My fees are reasonable, and payment plans are available so that you can get the representation you deserve in a way that fits your financial situation.

My law offices are located in Queens County, Kew Gardens, New York, across the street from the Criminal Courthouse in Queens.

Spanish, Italian and Greek language services are available.