Last week we have the good fortune to have the government dismiss charges against a client the court previously ordered removed (deported). To explain how this is possible I will change the names to protect my client’s privacy.
Mr. Jones entered the United States and was granted permanent residence. While here he got married and build a family. He also had been charged with several misdemeanor marijuana possession and other misdemeanor crimes that would make him ultimately removable. Mr. Jones was ordered removed in 2012 after a hearing before an immigration judge.
Mr. Jones sought our help in 2015 to review his order of removal and to see what could be done so he could stay in the United States. After reviewing Mr. Jones’ records we put him in contact with a excellent criminal defense attorney. This attorney was able to reopen and have dismissed all convictions that made Mr. Jones removable.
Once the criminal defense attorney was done, we moved to reopen the immigration case and requested the judge stay the order of removal. We discussed the case with the government attorney. At the hearing before the immigration judge the government agreed to dismiss the charges against Mr. Jones. This restored Mr. Jones immigration status and gave him back his “green card” status.
This is not possible in every case, but due to some dedicated hard work between the criminal defense attorney and our office a family was able to stay together here in the United States.
If you have been ordered removed, there may be many things that can be done to help you stay in the United States, or return to the United States if you have been removed. If you are interested in discussing your options with me, please click the button below to schedule your appointment.
Ohio Revised Code 2943.031
"If you are not a citizen of the United States you are hereby advised that conviction of the offense to which you are pleading guilty (or no contest, when applicable) may have the consequences of deportation, exclusion from admission to the United States, or denial of naturalization pursuant to the laws of the United States."