Los Angeles aggravated felony lawyer
At the Law Offices of Mark A. Davis, we understand the sensitivity of aggravated felony crimes. We are here to help those facing related charges in Compton, Inglewood, South Central, and throughout the Los Angeles County. We carefully and precisely take on these cases and have extensive related experience. When an immigrant, legal or illegal, is convicted of aggravated felony, he or she faces deportation without eligibility for cancellation of removal. An aggravated felony is not necessarily a true felony offense. If the crime (misdemeanor or felony) was one of violence or theft if the resulting sentence is 365 days or longer, whether imposed or suspended, it is considered an aggravated felony on a criminal record.
The Law Offices of Mark A. Davis represents immigrants and non-immigrants facing criminal charges, conviction or deportation in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. We are here to help if you have been arrested, charged with or convicted of an offense leading to deportation and are facing removal, loss of green card or ineligibility to enter the U.S.
Los Angeles Felony Defense Lawyer Who Understands Immigration Law
Many criminal defense attorneys without an understanding of immigration law will counsel their clients to accept a plea bargain and/or a suspended sentence. This effectively keeps the client out of extended jail time.
However, if the person is an immigrant, he or she may face removal and permanent banishment from the United States with limited exceptions. In some circumstances, it is better to accept a reduced sentence and jail time than a suspended sentence and criminal deportation. An experienced aggravated felony defense lawyer such as Mark A. Davis can provide the information you need to know what option works best for you and for your family. With an understanding of immigration law, he knows the often permanent consequences of criminal deportation. He also knows the list of aggravated felonies that may trigger removal proceedings for legal or illegal immigrants.
These may include:
- Rape of sexual abuse of a minor
- Drug trafficking
- Firearms offenses
- Fraud with more than $10,000 in loss
- Owning a prostitution business
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime and are concerned about the effect it may have on your immigration status, we are here to help you. Contact our office by e-mail or by phone to speak with attorney Mark A. Davis today about your aggravated felony defense.