Criminal Law

Evaluating the Immigration Consequences of Conviction

Facing a criminal charge is difficult for everyone, but it can be devastating to immigrants. Even a traffic ticket for Driving While Impaired or Driving Without a License could have serious immigration consequences. Immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses can face loss of permanent residency and deportation.

Whether you are trying to become a U.S. citizen, or you want to retain your green card in the future, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer who understands the connection between criminal law and immigration law. At Velásquez & Associates, the attorneys will not only represent you in your immigration matters but will also advise you of the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Representation

Attorney Ricardo Velásquez and his team defend clients facing a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, including:

  1. Violent crimes, such as assault, domestic abuse, and robbery
  2. Property crimes, such as burglary, arson, and forgery
  3. Drug crimes, including possession, sale, manufacturing, and trafficking
  4. Appeals from District Court to Superior Court
  5. Juvenile offenses

Durham / Raleigh Traffic Violation Attorneys

The Velásquez law team will also represent clients in every type of traffic-related violation, including:

  1. DWI/DUI
  2. Driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license
  3. Driving without a license
  4. Any traffic ticket

We can work to help you avoid the accumulation of points or other consequences to your driving record and your car insurance.  If you receive a letter from DMV, it may be necessary to respond immediately to preserve your driving privileges.  Notify Velásquez & Associates immediately so the attorneys may review your case.

We serve the communities of Chapel Hill, Durham County, Wake County, Person County, Granville County, Orange County, Wake County, Nash County, Chatham County, Alamance County, Johnston County, Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Randolph County, Rockingham County, Davidson County, Davie County, Yadkin County, Forsyth County, Guilford County, and all the Counties in NC.

Visiting Your Loved Ones in Jail

The legal team at Velásquez & Associates will visit your loved one in jail to advise him or her of the possible outcomes, legal strategies, and consequences of a criminal charge or conviction.  For over thirteen years, Attorney Ricardo Velásquez has had immense success fighting removal proceedings as well as helping clients obtain legal status in this country, despite one’s criminal charges.

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

At Velásquez & Associates, the attorneys know the laws related to each criminal charge and the procedures that must be used to protect your constitutional rights.  Attorney Ricardo Velásquez and his team keep up to date with our criminal laws, which gives you the edge you need to win your case.

In Durham, Wake, Orange, Chatham and Alamance counties, the attorneys at Velásquez & Associates will force the state of North Carolina to prove the charges against you.  It is NOT your responsibility to prove your innocence!

Our attorneys understand the connection between criminal law and immigration law

Facing a criminal charge is difficult for everyone, but it can be devastating to immigrants. Even a simple traffic ticket could have serious immigration consequences. Immigrants convicted of certain criminal offenses, in some cases, can face loss of legal statutes and even deportation. Whether you are trying to become a U.S. citizen, or you want to remain in the United States in the future, you need to hire a criminal defense attorney who understands the connection between criminal law and immigration law. At Velásquez & Associates, the attorneys will not only represent you in your immigration matters but will also advise you of the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.

At Velásquez & Associates, we understand how criminal law and immigration law work together. We focus on helping immigrants and non-immigrants who have been arrested, charged or convicted of serious felonies, misdemeanor crimes and traffic violations. With every criminal and traffic case, we conduct a thorough analysis of the immigration consequences of a conviction.

We have a comprehensive immigration practice, in which we represent individuals facing deportation, loss of residency or ineligibility to enter the United States, due to a criminal case. We know how to minimize the effect of criminal charges on your immigration status and how to fight to prevent deportation.

Trusted Advocates

Our law firm is one of the largest and most respected Latino law firms in the state. We have handled some of the most complex criminal and immigration cases and frequently receive referrals from attorneys and law firms in North Carolina and throughout the country. We know how to handle your case, and we will do everything we can to obtain the best resolution possible.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney at Velásquez & Associates

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, or you are facing deportation for a criminal conviction, it is important that you contact a lawyer who understands how criminal law and immigration law work together.

Contact our Durham office at 919-765-5645 or our Raleigh office at 919-838-2883. You can also send us an e-mail. Our entire staff is completely bilingual in Spanish and English. Servicio en Español.

Questions and concerns

For a confidential consultation to discuss your particular situation with one of our attorneys, please contact Velasquez & Associates at any of our offices.

Telephones

  • Durham al 919-765-5645
  • Raleigh al 919-838-2883,
  • Charlotte al 704-900-2430