Criminal Immigration Attorney


Are you a non-citizen who has been charged with a crime? You need an attorney that understands the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

When you face serious criminal charges as an immigrant, you are in urgent need of strong and dedicated criminal immigration defense. Criminal defense for non-U.S. citizens require a deep understanding of how criminal State law interacts with Federal immigration laws.

Green Card holders can be deported if they are convicted of certain serious crimes. Also, illegal immigrants must be very cautious when they are charged with a crime, because a conviction for an aggravated felony or a crime involving moral turpitude can be a ban from ever becoming a lawful permanent resident.

In general terms, an “aggravated felony” refers to certain categories of offenses for which at least 1 year of incarceration is imposed. An aggravated felony is a permanent bar of inadmissibility to the U.S., and the most severe ground of deportation of non-citizens. A crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) is a criminal offense that is intrinsically wrong and morally reprehensible.

Criminal and Immigration trial experience

As a top-rated criminal immigration lawyer, I will do anything possible to get the best possible results for you, whether by negotiating a favorable plea agreement, or represent you in your criminal or deportation case.

I represented dozens of clients in criminal matters, both in State and Federal Courts. Among the others, I have experience with violent crimes, drug cases, derivative citizenship and immigration fraud cases. I also represented numerous non-citizens before immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts of Appeals.

Last July, 2017, I represented Fabio Gasperini, an Italian citizen extradited to the United States on charges of Computer Hacking on a worldwide scale.

This was the first ever “click fraud” trial in the United States. If convicted of all the charges of the indictment, Gasperini faced up to 70 years in jail. However, the jury acquitted him of all the felony charges.

2018 New Jersey Super Lawyers

Click Fraud article – Super Lawyers

I am extremely dedicated at what I do. I have a deep understanding of criminal immigration laws, including the most recent immigration policies. I offer the highest level of advocacy to help you fight your criminal immigration case. My goal is for you to obtain the most favorable result in your matter.

I am admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, included the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the District of Connecticut. I am also admitted, and have represented clients, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, and Third Circuit.

I am proud to say that each year from 2015 to 2023 I was selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine list as one of the best immigration lawyers. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. When you retain me as your criminal immigration attorney, I will work tirelessly on your State or Federal case.

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