Counseling Criminal Bar Attorneys on Consequences of Crimes
In Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), the United States Supreme Court decided that criminal defense attorneys must advise non-citizen clients about the deportation risks of a guilty plea. The case extended the Supreme Court’s prior decisions on criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment right to counsel and said they have a constitutional right to be advised regarding the immigration consequences of any plea agreement. The duties of Counsel recognized in Padilla are broad. After Padilla, where the law is unambiguous, attorneys must advise their criminal clients that deportation “will” result from a conviction. Second, where the immigration consequences of conviction are unclear or uncertain, attorneys must advise that deportation “may” result from his plea. Attorneys must give their clients some advice about deportation and cannot just remain silent about immigration.
Our firm works closely with the criminal bar providing them with counseling on the immigration consequences of crimes and as experts on Padilla Motions to reopen.
Assisting Other Lawyers With Hearings and Interviews in Texas
You are in New York and your client has been transferred to a detention center in Texas. You are from California and your asylum interview is in Houston. Your client was arrested crossing the border and you need to meet with him to fill out an application for relief.
Let us handle your hearings and interviews in Texas. GO LLC enjoys a network of attorneys all over Texas to be able to assist you with all your master, bond and merits hearings and with your interviews.
Let us handle your Appeals, Petitions and Motions to Reopen
We have the skills and experience required to handle your appeal or motion to reopen for you. We have a proven record and we are on top of all emerging issues in immigration law. We can file and prosecute your appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals from Orders of deportation from Immigration Judges, as well as filing your Motion to Reopen with the Immigration Judge or the Board. We also file and brief “Petitions for Review” to the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals from Orders of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Finally, we file Petitions for Certiorari to the Supreme Court of the U.S.
Busy solo practitioners and others find themselves with a full plate and the time they spend on their appellate practice (if they have one at all) is shared with the many other legal services the lawyer is providing. Let Gonzalez Olivieri LLC handle your appeal or your motion to reopen. We offer expert immigration appellate services to noncitizens and attorneys.
We can help you file your appeal or motion to reopen no matter where you live in the United States.
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