Challenging Removal With Criminal Charges


The attorneys of Dade County's Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman, P.A. represent individuals who are fighting for their right to remain in the United States. If you have been convicted of a crime, depending on the nature of the offense and your legal status as a resident or visitor in this country, you may be subject to removability by the immigration courts. That does not mean, however, that you should return to your country of origin without a fight. Contact the immigration lawyers who have an established reputation for protecting the rights of foreign immigrants to find out what options exist for you. Because we also practice criminal law, we can represent you during your criminal proceedings or even reopen them to file a motion to vacate on a crime that negatively affects your immigration case.

Removal With Criminal Charges in the US

If you are convicted of any of the following criminal offenses, you especially need an experienced criminal and immigration attorney to defend you in immigration proceedings:

  • Any aggravated felony (murder, drug trafficking, rape, etcetera)
  • A controlled substance offense
  • A criminal offense involving the use of a firearm
  • A crime involving moral turpitude or CIMT (a crime involving dishonesty, fraud or a display of "poor character") within five years of the date of your admission as a resident
  • Two crimes involving moral turpitude at any point after your admission
  • A crime of domestic violence

If you have been convicted of any crime that is likely to jeopardize your immigration status as a legal resident of the United States, it's imperative that you retain the services of an experienced immigration attorney, like Rhonda F. Gelfman of Miami. Attorney Gelfman and her associates fight the deportation of individuals who have been charged with a crime and are facing deportation.

Whether you are being detained in the Krome Detention Center, the Broward Transitional Center, or another federal facility, you may be entitled to release under a bond. In most cases, if it can be determined that you are not a threat to society or a flight risk, attorney Gelfman can help arrange for your release while you await your master calendar hearings.

Immigrant Rights Attorneys of South Florida

If you have been arrested for a crime, you should contact a reputable criminal defense lawyer like Rhonda F. Gelfman before you are convicted. If you have already been convicted, your immigration status could be revoked or you could be placed in immigration proceedings to fight deporation — you need the Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman on your side! Our immigration lawyers will vigorously defend your right to stay in the United States. Call (305) 944-9120 for an appointment.

The Law Offices of Rhonda F. Gelfman, P.A. represents clients from most countries in Florida criminal courts and in all federal immigration court venues. English, Spanish, Creole, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati and Kachi services are available, and we are able to contract with translators for most other languages.