Domestic violence lawyer in Los Angeles
For many people who are arrested for domestic violence, it was a one-time mistake — something they wish they could take back; something they would never do again. Unfortunately, the government does not care that it was a mistake. At the Law Offices of Mark A. Davis, we understand the sensitivity of these cases. We are here to help those facing domestic violence charges in Compton, Inglewood, South Central, and throughout the Los Angeles County. There is heightened scrutiny on domestic violence cases in California, and criminal prosecutors are going to do everything they can to protect victims of domestic violence and put their abusers in prison. The impact of a domestic violence conviction for an immigrant, however, could be loss of your green card, inadmissibility to enter the U.S., or deportation — and the permanent breakup of your family.
The Law Offices of Mark A. Davis represent all people — immigrants and non-immigrants — in the LA area and throughout Southern California who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime, and those who are facing ineligibility to enter the U.S., loss of their green cards, or deportation due to a criminal case. Don't get deported. Contact our office by e-mail or by phone now to find out how we can help you.
Los Angeles Defense Attorney Who Understands Immigration Issues
A domestic violence conviction is the "triple whammy" of criminal convictions for an immigrant because of the three ways the conviction can affect your immigration status. First, domestic violence itself is a category of crime that makes you automatically deportable.
Second, it is considered a crime of "moral turpitude," which could make you ineligible for a visa, green card, or citizenship. Last, if you are sentenced to a year or more in prison for aggravated felony domestic violence — even if the sentence is suspended — the aggravated felony classification could mean automatic deportation.
There are options, however. Criminal defense lawyer Mark A. Davis is a former prosecutor himself and has considerable experience negotiating for reduction, modification, and dismissals of criminal charges. A similar charge that is not in the domestic violence category may not have the same devastating effect on your immigration status, and it may prevent your deportation. If a trial is your best choice, Mark A. Davis is an experienced and effective trial lawyer who will fight for you in court.
If you are convicted, we may still be able to file a motion to vacate your plea bargain or your conviction in order to remove the domestic violence incident from your record. If you have been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of domestic violence and are facing deportation, please contact our office by e-mail or by phone at (626) 440-0477 to speak with criminal defense lawyer Mark A. Davis.