Nature Of The Offense

The nature of the offense, that is the severity of the crime being charged, matters a great deal when considering the impact upon a person's immigration status. The more serious the charges, the more significant the potential consequences that may be handed down if someone is actually convicted of the crime.

Since 1990, Berke Law Offices, Inc., has been providing aggressive representation to immigrants charged with crimes. Our attorneys and staff are committed to offering up an aggressive defense on a host of criminal charges, including:

  • Aggravated felonies — serious crimes that may lead to deportation if convicted
  • Burglary — in California, burglary falls outside the definition of aggravated felony, but it still may impact immigration status
  • Crimes involving moral turpitude — could potentially result in deportation, depending upon the sentence
  • Crimes relating to a controlled substance — potential drug crimes may result in deportation, and under present law expungements or other forms of rehabilitative relief may be ineffective to avoid deportation

Each of these crimes has difference in concerns for immigrants in California. It is important that you know the risks before you make any decisions about your case. We invite you to contact our firm by calling our Canoga Park office at 818-647-1002 or by sending our lawyers an email to determine the right steps to take to protect your status.