Do you need an experienced lawyer for a criminal and/or immigration matter?
I've been defending criminal cases since 1992. Over the years I've defended offenses ranging from speeding tickets in traffic court up to and including multiple counts of First Degree Murder, including cases in which the Death Penalty has been sought. I've conducted numerous court hearings, bench trials and jury trials in a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony matters; I've done post-conviction and appellate work; I've argued before the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Criminal law and immigration law are strongly intertwined. Decisions made in a criminal case for a non-American may have devastating consequences for that person's immigration status. It may be a cruel surprise for a non-American to work out a deal in a criminal case that avoids prison, only to expose himself, because of that deal, to deportation proceedings. Deportation may occur irrespective of whether that non-American has an American spouse, American children, a house, car, or a business. It is imperative that, for non-Americans, criminal law decisions are made with an eye to immigration.
Please contact me if I can help you regarding:
|| Juvenile Delinquency
|| Crimes of Violence
Immigration Law and issues including:
| Removal Hearings
||Obtaining Green Cards
|| Change of Status
| Cancellation of Deportation
| Waivers of Inadmissibility
|| Adjustment of Status
|Dream Act Applications