Q: What happens if an illegal immagrent gets caught driving with out a license and registration, insurance is not theirs
A: It depends on the jurisdiction, but pleading guilty could affect immigration status and any judge will tell this to a defendant prior to a plea. In general, these cases are criminal if the person has a “guilty mind” meaning that they knew the license and our registration was expired; if they had no knowledge it is the VTL509 violation which is not a criminal offense.
Criminal law is my primary area practice and, although our prices are very reasonable at $180 an hour for attorneys and $65 an hour for paralegals, you are in good hands as I have been recognized as one of the top 10 criminal lawyers in New York State (https://www.attorneyandpractice.com/2018crimny)
Further, my most senior paralegal Kelly Gonzalez handles all of our immigration matters and is an expert in that area… As such I think we would be able to help you greatly in this.
Please feel free to contact us for a confidential phone consultation at no cost… We also offer comprehensive in person consultation/legal advice sessions for a nominal fee. Our rates are competitive at $180 an hour for attorneys and $65 an hour for paralegals. For this sort of matter we would require $620 as an initial retainer, the remainder of which will be returned to you if not used up or if used up you will be billed monthly there after.
Anyway, I think even chatting about this could help you so go ahead and contact us by texting “legal inquiry” to 914-912-1555 or through our website at AG3LAW.com. Will return your call no later than 24 hours after you contact us. The phone consultation and the advice thereIn is free.
Something that would be good to know is what the jurisdiction is and what the actual legal status is. Some jurisdictions are “safe havens”, while others will send you directly to ice… This is not something to play around with unless you have representation. Our rates are competitive, but if you cannot afford us or a similar attorney, ask the court to appoint an 18 B lawyer who is familiar in both criminal law and immigration law… Hopefully you will get lucky. Again, these are two areas that we practice extensively in so please feel free to contact me for a free consultation. I hope we can help. Aubrey.
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