The attorneys at The Law Offices of John Zarych remain dedicated to our clients during this difficult time. Our office is open and staffed and we are performing free consultations virtually or by phone. If you have been arrested, please do not hesitate to call us.

New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyer for Immigrants

Our attorneys do not practice immigration law and always recommend that each client consult with an attorney who specializes in immigration. However, the attorneys at the Law Offices of John J. Zarych provide rigorous criminal defense for immigrants. For those clients who speak Spanish, we have a full-time bilingual staff member to translate for you.

If you are charged with a crime as an undocumented individual or even a lawful permanent resident, you could lose much more than your freedom if convicted. For immigrants, a criminal conviction could result in detainer, removal or deportation proceedings. For those seeking to become citizens, a prior criminal record could eliminate that dream. You need a strong advocate on your side.We approach each case with the same care we would use if representing our own family. If you retain us, we will make sure you know what to expect and keep you informed of developments in your case.

At the Law Offices of John J. Zarych, our reputation was built on the way we treat our clients and our success in the courtroom. We serve the immigrant communities from our offices in Northfield, Cape May and Atlantic City. To schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers, call (609) 616-4956.

Will You Be Deported if You are Charged with a Crime?

Your top concern is undoubtedly whether your criminal charges will result in deportation. Again, we recommend that you seek legal advice from an immigration lawyer for information regarding this issue.

While the answer to your questions about immigration consequences will ultimately depend on your unique facts and circumstances, offenses that are classified as aggravated felonies or crimes involving moral turpitude are considered automatically deportable upon conviction by the United States government. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Drug offenses including distributing, manufacturing, trafficking and certain drug possession charges
  • Sex crimes including assault or sexual abuse of a minor
  • Homicide and manslaughter cases, including vehicular homicide
  • Stealing crimes such as robbery, burglary, theft and forgery

See 8 U.S.C. §1227.

The best way to protect your status and avoid conviction is to hire an experienced lawyer right away. We are aggressive defense attorneys who understand how to protect the interests of immigrants in a criminal matter.

How Would a Criminal Conviction Impact Your Immigration Status?

If you are an undocumented immigrant or a lawful permanent resident carrying a green card, a criminal conviction may impact your ability to travel freely or to obtain or renew a green card. That is why it is critical to have an attorney who can prepare a strong defense.

The Law Offices of John J. Zarych has several offices in Cape May and Atlantic counties to serve you better. We offer confidential consultations at no charge to you. If you are looking for a strong courthouse advocate, we can help. Tell us about yourself today.


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