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A non-U.S. citizen facing the possible conviction of a domestic-related criminal charge needs to consider the fact that domestic violence convictions can trigger the start of “removal” or deportation proceedings. In removal proceedings, the U.S. government argues that a non-citizen needs to be ordered to leave the U.S. This can happen even if you are a lawful permanent resident or have a “green card.”

However, it's important to remember that you have rights and options available to fight against deportation. With the guidance of a skilled deportation defense attorney, you can protect your rights.

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What is Considered Domestic Violence in St Louis?

A “crime of violence” charged against a person:

  • where the victim is a current or former spouse,
  • where the victim and accused share a child in common,
  • where the accused and the victim were cohabitated or cohabitated as spouses,
  • where the victim is similarly situated to a spouse,
  • Under family violence laws of the jurisdiction where the offense occurs
  • any other person who is protected under domestic or family violence laws of the U.S. or any State, Indian tribal government, or unit of local government.
  • Violation of a protective order (including temporary or final orders)
  • Crime of stalking;
  • Crime of Child abuse, neglect, or abandonment

A “crime of violence” is one in which the crime involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against a person or property. The second type of “crime of violence” is a felony that, by its nature, involves the risk of physical force.

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What is a Deportation Removal Proceeding?

A deportation removal proceeding is a legal immigration process initiated by the U.S. government to determine whether an individual should be deported or removed from the United States. It is a complex and often overwhelming process, and having St. Louis immigration attorneys by your side ensures that your rights are protected.

During a removal proceeding, the government must prove specific grounds for deportation or inadmissibility. These grounds include entering the country without proper authority, violating the terms of your admission, criminal convictions, membership in prohibited organizations, becoming a public charge within five years of entry, and denial of asylum applications.

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The Role of a St. Louis Deportation Defense Attorney

Our deportation defense attorneys play a critical role in protecting your rights and fighting against deportation. We have experience in immigration laws and are well-versed in the intricacies of removal proceedings. Our immigration lawyers can develop effective strategies tailored to your unique circumstances to challenge the government's claims and work toward a positive outcome.

Our skilled immigration lawyer can assist you in various aspects of your case, including:

  • Providing expert legal advice throughout the deportation process.
  • Conducting a thorough analysis of your case to identify potential defenses and strategies.
  • Gathering evidence and testimonies to support your case and challenge the claims of the government or immigration authorities.
  • Representing you in immigration court and presenting your case before an immigration judge.
  • Advocating for your rights, ensuring that you receive a fair hearing and avoiding potential immigration consequences.
  • Assisting with immigration matters, including applications for relief from removal like cancellation of removal, asylum, or adjustment of status.
  • Appealing unfavorable decisions and pursuing legal remedies to protect your rights.

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For purposes of immigration law, it does not matter if your conviction was only a misdemeanor or that you received a particular minimum sentence. The definition of a conviction for immigration law is different from that of a conviction for criminal purposes. It does matter if your conviction is from before September 30, 1996, because that was when the law changed.

There are certain defenses in immigration court if you have been convicted of a domestic violence-related charge, and there are certain pleas that can mitigate any damage done to your immigration status.

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When facing deportation, choose an experienced deportation defense attorney who specializes in immigration law. Our law office deeply understands the complexities of removal proceedings, which can significantly enhance your chances of a successful defense.

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