Being charged with a criminal offense can place a person’s immigration status or residency in danger. Depending on the offense, the consequences of a conviction can be anything from jail to deportation. It's imperative for an accused immigrant to have an experienced Nassau County criminal-immigration lawyer, one who understands the relationship between criminal and immigration law.
Terezakis Law Firm has over 35 years of experience defending immigrants and protecting their rights. We are frequently retained by other defense attorneys to help them understand the immigration consequences of the criminal charges their clients face. We defend clients charged with both felony and misdemeanor offenses. We are committed to providing the best defense possible and keeping our clients informed of every step in the process. Call today at (516) 550-5323 or contact us online to set up a consultation. Payment plans are available.
There are lawyers who are competent defense lawyers in criminal cases. There are other attorneys who understand immigration law and how to fight for someone’s status. But when the two fields of law intersect, an attorney who understands both criminal defense and immigration law might have the best chance for success.
The reason is that a person’s immigration status can make a big difference in how any criminal allegations should be handled. For example, it’s not uncommon for a defense lawyer to encourage their client to accept a plea agreement–pleading guilty, but to a lesser charge. In immigration law though, any guilty plea might subject a person to deportation. Immigration law is filled with legal nuances that can have a big impact on the life of a defendant–and not all defense attorneys understand those nuances.
Conversely, the work of criminal defense is an art that not all immigration lawyers truly understand. How do you investigate a crime looking for reasonable doubt that might exonerate the defendant? How do you challenge the validity of evidence the prosecution may bring forward? These matters simply don’t come up in the everyday life of an immigration attorney. They are the lifeblood of criminal defense law.
The good news is the lawyers at the Terezakis Law Firm are experienced in, and familiar with, the intersection of immigration and criminal defense law. Our founding attorney, George A. Terezakis, has been a criminal defense and deportation defense lawyer for over 35 years. Our clients can be confident they are working with an experienced Nassau County criminal immigration attorney.
Terezakis Law Firm has fought for the rights of immigrants and their families since 1995. We handle both felony and misdemeanor charges and are experienced in going to trial if that becomes necessary. Call our office today at (516) 550-5323 or reach out here online. We offer consultations and payment plans.
They really care for their clients and their families and they take on some of the most difficult cases I have seen and have been successful.- Monica P.