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Criminal Violations of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation

The U.S. Attorney's Office typically charges over 1,500 people a year with Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation in the District of Arizona.  Although crossing the border without first having been inspected by an immigration officer is typically a misdemeanor offense, everything changes when the person crossing the border has previously been deported for a crime.  Sentences for Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation can be very severe, especially for defendants who have prior convictions for drug trafficking crimes, crimes of violence, or other felonies.

Defending Illegal Re-Entry cases requires considerable experience and skill.  Although there are defenses available to someone charged with Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation, it takes a lawyer who understands both criminal and immigration law to effectively analyze all of the possibilities in any case.  For example, the legality of a defendant's prior deportation, and therefore his prior removal proceedings, must be established by the federal prosecutor.  As attorneys who regularly practice in both immigration and federal courts, we have an enhanced understanding of how to aggressively defend Illegal Re-Entry cases.

Alien Smuggling

Illegal Transportation and Harboring of Aliens is also a very serious federal offense.  Those accused of alien smuggling face potentially long sentences in the Bureau of Prisons if found guilty.  Just as there are certain ways to defend Illegal Re-Entry cases, alien smuggling cases also require skilled criminal defense attorneys who have experience litigating federal criminal cases in the U.S. District Court.

At the Law Offices of Matthew H. Green, we have years of experience defending hundreds of federal criminal cases.  If you or a loved one have been charged with a federal criminal offense, call us today.  We can help.