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June 12, 2018 Federal Criminal Attorneys

Manhattan is home to over a million people. Manhattan is also a place where commuters from other parts of city come to seek their daily fortune and work each day. People love the city. They appreciate the area’s many wonderful attractions including world class theaters, restaurants that some of the best in the country and the opportunity to interact with visitors from around the globe. While those who govern the city are happy to have people at their shores, they do want to make sure that those who come do so legally. At the same time, people who are in the city without permission of the government should keep in mind that many local law enforcement officials such as judges and police officers are given a certain amount of leeway when it comes to enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. Many in the community have an underlying sympathy for those who come in violation of American immigration laws. They may feel that certain matters may not even deserve to be prosecuted. People who are in the city illegally should keep in mind that not local officials feel this way. They should also keep in mind that many law enforcement officials are not inclined to feel this way when other charges are involved.

Criminal Charges

In general, there are several kinds of legal issues that a person may face in front of the law. Minor charges are charges such as traffic violations that may not carry anything beyond a minor fine. Other types of charges can be more serious. For example, using or selling drugs may lead to fines as well as jail time. A person may be sentenced to jail or prison for a minor offense such as shoplifting. People may face more serious charges. For example, someone who physically hurts another person may face serious charges that can mean a longer time in jail and even prison time. A violation of immigration laws can take many forms as well. Someone may have overstayed a visa. They may have been ordered to leave the country in the past and have not done so despite a prior history of legal immigration violations. Many judges and other law enforcement officials in New York City are willing to separate out the kinds of laws involved in such immigration. They are happy to listen to arguments as to why someone’s immigration violations need not result in deportation from the city.

A Lawyer At Your Side

Having a lawyer at the defendant’s side is a crucial. The lawyer is someone who can and will fight for the person’s needs during any criminal deportation proceedings. Officials in other parts of the country are well aware that New York city and Manhattan in particular is a place where it is possible to seek refuge from other parts of the country. Violations that would merit immediate removal from the country may not merit the same here. At the same time, they are also aware that even in New York City, people may still be in trouble should they choose to violate American immigration and criminal laws. New York judges and other law enforcement officials may feel that certain crimes such as hurting another person physical warrant the highest possible reaction. They may also feel that it is necessary to demonstrate that New York City will not tolerate such behavior. This is why it is important even in a place that welcomes those illegally present, to have a skilled lawyer at someone’s side. The lawyer can demonstrate to the court the extend of the person’s behavior and what mitigating factors may be present.

A Useful Response

The lawyer can show why it is not a good idea to send the defendant home even if they are facing both criminal and civil penalties. For example, the lawyer in the Manhattan courtroom may point out the crime was committed many years ago. Since that time, the defendant has been a law abiding citizen. They can also point out that the person has many existing ties with the rest of the community. Many lawyers are happy to help the defendant figure out how to craft a specific strategy that taps into the entire community. A person who is facing criminal immigration charges may still have a great deal of support from the community at large. Many local newspapers have a large number of daily readers. The defendant and his lawyer can take advantage of the vast audience in the region to bring attention to their client’s case directly. They can help showcase that the person is not merely a series of violations of immigration laws but rather someone who still has much to offer the community of New York City. This is an ideal defense for any person who is facing such charges.



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