When Criminal And Immigration Charges Overlap

Facing criminal charges as a citizen is difficult enough. But when you are undocumented and get charged with a crime, you can quickly get put into removal proceedings. Generally, in that situation you need both an immigration and a criminal lawyer.

A Full-Service Firm

There are few firms in Washington that can do both types of law under one roof: Carney & Marchi, P.S., is one of them. We understand how quickly criminal charges ranging from simple assault and DUI to domestic violence can go from bad to worse for nonresidents without strong legal representation. In these cases, the charges can escalate quickly to deportation proceedings. Our firm represents clients throughout the state who are facing this situation. We can help you, too.

Visas For Victims

While we provide outstanding legal service to those facing criminal charges and possible removal, we are also committed to facilitating asylum for those who have been victims of crimes. We can help crime victims through the process of obtaining the following visas:

  • U Visas. These visas are for individuals who have been victims of crimes in other countries, and are likely to experience continued violence if they were to stay.
  • T Visas. These are similar to U visas, except they are for individuals who have been victims of human trafficking.

These visas are granted in part in exchange for the immigrant's cooperation with law enforcement in solving crime.

Put Your Energy Toward Resolution

The intersection of crime and immigration can be a very stressful place. Having the right attorney as your advocate and defender can go a long way toward stabilizing your life. At Carney & Marchi, P.S., we practice both immigration and criminal law under one roof, so you don't have to visit multiple law firms when your issues overlap. To schedule an appointment with one of our Seattle attorneys, call 206-224-0909 or 509-545-1055 or send us a note to discuss how we might be able to help.