Q: What kind of lawyers to hire? Does it violate my visa status?
I was arrested for domestic battery in Indiana. I am F1-student. I don't think i did anything that would hurt her and even if it did it was unintentional. I was not charged at the moment. University has not taken any action yet, but I am hearing they will. Does it violate my visa status? I want to get it expunged. When should I hire a lawyer and what type and overall What should I do?
A: The sooner you retain a criminal defense lawyer, the better. You may also wish to consult an immigration lawyer at some point, but you should confront the criminal issue immediately. You may contact me privately if you wish to discuss details.
You need to engage an experienced criminal law attorney to represent you with the domestic violence charge. A conviction will jeopardize your immigration status.
Good luck to you.
A: You’ll want a good criminal defense attorney who can help you navigate the criminal justice system and help you get the charges dropped or the case dismissed, or at the very least a reduction in charges. You might not get deported, but your visa could get canceled so that the next time you come to the US you will need to reapply for it.
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