Expert Advice on Consequences of Arrests, Convictions and/or Cannabis 

Criminal issues and cannabis/marijuana issues present particular concerns for non-citizens navigating the complexities of inadmissibility and waivers. The correct legal analysis requires detailed knowledge of immigration law and an understanding of the circumstances that may render an individual inadmissible to the United States. Our law firm and our attorneys have specialized for many years in advising clients (and their criminal defense attorneys, were appropriate) on the immigration consequences criminal matters, or cannabis matters, including arrests, detentions, citations, charges, convictions, or jail time, as well as determining the consequences of making an admission which may or may not be against one’s own interest. We can assist clients with obtaining waivers for various grounds of inadmissibility, where needed and where possible, such as certain criminal offenses or admissions. Cannabis presents an even more complicated area of law because of the divergence between federal immigration law and the various state laws and policies. We have studied that area and have provided expert legal guidance to many clients in the past in that area, and will use that experience to help you understand your eligibility for a waiver and the process involved, aiming to clear the path for your entry or adjustment of status in the U.S.

Personalized Advice Regarding Immigration Consequences

For those facing pending or potential criminal charges, the legal strategy demands a carefully tailored approach to address the specific grounds of removability or inadmissibility and the individual circumstances of the applicant. Our experienced attorneys will work closely with you and your criminal defense attorney to compile a comprehensive and particularized legal analysis, and where needed, a thorough and relevant legal expert opinion in writing, for use in your criminal defense. Our goal is to present detailed advice to you and your criminal defense attorney, and relevant evidence to the prosecutor as needed, followed by a presentation to the immigration authorities regarding the final disposition of any charges to maximize your chances of approval.

Ongoing Support and Representation Throughout the Process 

The criminal defense or waiver application process can be lengthy and demanding, but you won’t have to face it alone. Our law firm provides ongoing support from the initial consultation through to the final disposition on your case, including the decision on your application. When there is an immigration process after the criminal one, we prepare clients for potential interviews and handle any complexities that may arise during the process, such as responding to requests for additional information or overcoming potential objections from immigration authorities. Should the need arise, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf at every step, ensuring that your case is given the careful consideration it deserves.