Specializing in Immigration Law

Immigration Consequences of Crimes and Arrests

Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno, J.D., L.L.M, is an expert immigration lawyer in New Jersey, with over twelve years’ experience practicing immigration law. Her law firm helps individuals protect their immigration status rights when they are arrested for alleged crimes.

The Offices of Attorney Rupal are headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey, just 30 minutes from New York City. Her law firm offers client services nationwide, helping to solve the immigration needs of individuals, families, and businesses.


Have you or someone you love been arrested for a crime?
Even if you are not guilty, you need to know
the immigration consequences of this arrest.


Contact Attorney Rupal Aristimuno to learn how being arrested can affect your immigration status or may lead to deportation.

Immigration Lawyer Attorney Rupal Aristimuno

Law Offices of Immigration Lawyer Rupal Parikh Aristimuno in Montclair, New Jersey

What happens when an immigrant gets arrested for criminal activity?

If you are a citizen of the US, by birth or by naturalization, you need not bother about the immigration laws.

However, if you were a non-resident and were in the US, your immigration may fall within any of the two categories – legal and illegal. In such a situation, a criminal activity?

If you are an undocumented immigrant or if you are out of status (illegal), and are accused of a crime, you can be immediately placed in removal proceedings to deport you from the country.

Many times, immigrants who are out of status will immediately be handed over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for removal as soon as their case has gone through the criminal court system.

Even if you are proven innocent in the courts of law, you may still be deported!

If you are legally in the US, by virtue of a green card (permanent residency status) or a visa (tourist or work), any criminal activity on your part may also lead to serious legal trouble and to revocation of your immigrant status.

The worst consequence of accusation, and conviction, of criminal activities is deportation. You may also be barred from entering the US again.

There are general guidelines that the courts use to determine whether a crime is serious enough to warrant deportation.

Usually, accusations of crimes involving controlled substances, crimes that classify as aggravated felonies and crimes of moral turpitude make you more susceptible to deportation. It is better to get in touch with a Miami attorney to handle your defense if you are facing such charges.

While it is easier to understand charges of dealing with controlled substances, it may be a little more difficult to understand what classifies as aggravated felonies. Here are a few characteristics of these crimes.

* Illegal trafficking of firearms, destructive devices, explosives, etc
* Crimes resulting in a one-year, or more, prison sentence
* Crimes involving the murder, rape, abuse of a minor
* Frauds resulting in loss of $10,000 for the victim
* Crimes of alien smuggling

Any crime that reveals a corrupt character also carries with it the serious threat of deportation. Even a petty theft can lead to deportation as it shows a corrupt moral character. Only active criminal defense can save you from this.

If you are facing such charges, and the threat of deportation, you need to get a criminal attorney immediately. But you may also need an immigration attorney to handle the immigration consequences of your alleged crimes.

An expert immigration attorney will work with your criminal defense attorney to ensure the best strategy to prevent you from being deported.

Even if you have a great criminal defense attorney, you should consult with an expert immigration lawyer. Be sure all the immigration consequences of your arrest have been addressed.

It is far easier to avoid deportation if you get expert immigration advise before your case goes through criminal court system.

Who can help me?

“Only attorneys or accredited representatives can give you legal advice about which forms to submit, explain immigration options you may have, and communicate with USCIS about your case.” USCIS

Immigration Lawyer Rupal Aristimuno always provides frank and precise answers to your questions.


She provides unparalleled personal support throughout the entire process.

She carefully explains the immigration consequences of your arrest, so that you know just what to expect and can protect yourself and your family.

For additional information about our client services in the area of criminal defense and arrests, contact Immigration Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno by phone or e-mail.

We offer payment plans to fit your family’s needs.

Immigration Attorney Rupal can help
with your Adjustment of Status.
Call 973-337-87739 to schedule your consultation.


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New Jersey State Bar Association: the professional regulating body for immigration lawyers in New Jersey

Attorney Rupal Aristimuno
is a member of the New Jersey
State Bar Association