The prospect of deportation or removal from the country is a frightening experience many noncitizens face in the United States. Even those who follow the steps to gain entry into the country are vulnerable to deportation when they have legal trouble or other problems.

A skilled Mesa deportation defense lawyer provides a practical and comprehensive strategy for facing government proceedings. An immigration attorney could give sound legal advice and help you through the complex procedure.

Deportation and Removal Court Process

When the U.S. wants to remove someone from the country, they will initiate the deportation process. The procedure involves an immigration judge overseeing a range of legal actions, with the last step being the court issuing an order for the individual to leave the country immediately. The individual receives a notice to appear for a court proceeding. When they fail to comply with the order, the judge will order their removal in their absence.

Anyone facing the procedure must take the case seriously and appear in court as required. Depending on the circumstances of the deportation, the judge may also order that the defendant cannot reapply for a U.S. visa or residency again in the future. A deportation defense attorney in Mesa could answer questions and provide more information about the removal process and court appearances.

Reasons the U.S. Government May Deport People

In many cases, the person can defend themselves and argue against the reasons for removing them from the country. Some of the most common reasons the U.S. government may deport people include the following:

  • Felony convictions or drug crimes
  • The failure to maintain immigration status
  • Findings of immigration fraud
  • Serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Unlawful entry into the country
  • Illegal entry
  • Failure to obey visa terms or status violations
  • Violations of immigration law

While these are among the most typical reasons, more minor violations, such as engaging in employment immigration laws prohibit, can mean facing deportation proceedings. A lawyer in Mesa could establish a solid defense strategy after reviewing the deportation case specifics.

Deportation for Driving Under the Influence

One of the more common felony convictions is driving under the influence or DUI. According to Arizona Revised Statutes § 28-1383, a person guilty of an aggravated DUI will receive a felony conviction on their permanent record. The factors that could lead to an aggravated DUI conviction include the following:

  • Driving with a license suspended from a recent DUI
  • Three subsequent DUI convictions within 84 months
  • Driving under the influence with a child under 15 in the vehicle
  • Drunk driving with a court-ordered interlock in their car from a previous convection

A conviction with any of the above aggravating factors while in the country with a T-Visa, S-Vis, and various other types could face deportation.

Call a Seasoned Mesa Deportation Defense Attorney

When you are facing deportation proceedings, you must take your case seriously and begin preparing right away. The longer you have to plan, the better chance you have of reaching a positive outcome in the removal case.

Regardless of the reasons or charges you face, speak with a Mesa deportation defense lawyer with extensive experience in the intersection of immigration and criminal law. We understand the immigration issues you have because we navigated the challenging system ourselves.

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Thanks to the entire Rocha team who made it possible to achieve the goal of acquiring residence in the United States, giving us more than a service, they gave us hope and confidence to move forward, despite the inconveniences caused by a pandemic, they managed to adapt to all the restrictions in a professional way and revealing his extensive work experience in the end, everything has been reflected in favorable results for us.
Jonatan, Maricela
March 30th, 2023
We hired Juan Rocha back in 2015 for my husband seeking help with his immigration process and I honestly think the process would have been faster if my previous lawyer wouldn't have made the mistakes that he did (fired him) and I hired Juan Rocha, It defiantly was a process but he got it done, thanks to him my husband was able to see his parents and family after 15 years a day that my husband and I will forever hold in our hearts. Juan has a very special way of expelling things and he makes sure before you leave...
Millie Ruano
March 30th, 2023
On behalf of my family, we give appreciation and thanks to Mr. Rocha for assisting my husband to be allowed to join our family again. We were totally blindsided by the situation and when Mr. Rocha worked his magic for us, figured we wouldn't see my husband again, it was nothing less than magic to us! I have never had to deal with an attorney before so I was nervous but felt more at ease right away especially since Mr. Rocha either answered his own phone right away or was available to speak with when I called. This just made...
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July 12th, 2021

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