Federal Immigration Lawyers Defending Clients in Texas Northern District Courts
In recent years, the federal government has increased its efforts to limit illegal entry and residency in the United States. These efforts have led to many individuals being charged with federal immigration offenses.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a federal immigration crime, Goza & Carreras, Attorneys at Law, PC can help. Our attorneys leverage years of experience on both sides of state and federal courtrooms to protect clients against the penalties resulting from federal immigration crime convictions, including:
- Fines and court costs
- Imprisonment of up to five years
If you have been charged with a federal immigration crime, do not wait to get an attorney involved—a negative resolution to a federal immigration crime can lead to life-altering consequences for you and your family.
Experienced Defense Against a Wide Range of Federal Immigration Charges
As former prosecutors, our lawyers have the experience, knowledge and skill needed to help defend clients facing many immigration-related offenses, including:
- Improper entry: Citizens of other countries who enter the United States without permission, in an area other than designated by immigration officers, or after their window of entry has expired may be charged with a federal crime. A conviction of an improper entry charge may lead to six months of imprisonment and fines. Individuals convicted of multiple improper entry offenses face increased penalties.
- Passport fraud: Forgery or alteration of a passport, visa or other immigration-related document is a federal offense. A conviction of fraud or misuse of any immigration document may result in up to five years of prison time, a hefty fine or both.
- Reentry after deportation: Individuals who reenter the United States without permission following a prior deportation may be charged with a federal crime. In addition to deportation, a conviction of illegal reentry can carry a two-year prison term.
- Marriage fraud: Couples who enter fraudulent marriages for the purpose of obtaining residence within the country may face up to five years in prison and as much as $250,000 in fines. A conviction may also result in the cancellation of a citizenship or naturalization certificate.
- Assisting illegal entry: Any individual who helps an illegal immigrant to enter the country, avoid authorities or commit immigration fraud may be charged with a federal offense. Employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants may also be charged with a crime. Penalties for employing, harboring, transporting or conspiracy to commit an immigration offense may result in prison time, fines, or both.
If you have been charged with any federal immigration offense, it is important to understand the law, the penalties you face and the options you have for protecting yourself. Our attorneys provide the detailed information and advice you need to make informed and effective decisions throughout your court proceedings.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Defense Options During a Free Consultation
At Goza & Carreras, we understand the fear and worry associated with federal immigration crimes. We provide the quality legal guidance and emotional guidance you need to work through the fear and worry and focus on protecting your future and family.
Call us at 817-369-3838 or email our federal immigration defense firm to request your free consultation. We represent clients in Northern Texas District courts, which includes, Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, San Angelo and Wichita Falls.