Immigration

Criminal charges are complex, and the smallest oversight can result in permanent consequences, especially if a criminal charge leads to an immigration hearing

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The Domino Effect: Avoiding Deportation after a Criminal Charge
Criminal charges are complex, and the smallest oversight can result in permanent consequences, especially if a criminal charge leads to an immigration hearing.  Our goal at SOTO-LAW is to provide expert and aggressive legal representation with integrity in action on all criminal and immigration matters.  In addition to criminal defense cases, SOTO-LAW offers a wide variety of immigration services, including:

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Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Courts) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Appeals
  • Adjustment of Status in Court
  • Asylum
  • Bond Hearings
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Review of Negative Credible/Reasonable Fear Decision
  • Voluntary Departure
  • Familial Petition
  • Consular Processing
  • Fiancé(e) Visa
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Path to Citizenship
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Freedom of Information/Privacy Act and Online FOIA Request
  • Removal of Conditional LPR
  • Replacement of LPR Card
  • DACA
  • VAAWA
  • T-Visa
  • U-Visa
  • Permission to reapply for admission into the US after Deportation or Removal
  • Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
  • Work Permit
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, you and your family will want the immediate assistance of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A good criminal defense lawyer can explain your rights in all stages of the criminal process and help make the difference between a reduced plea bargain or dismissal and a jail sentence. Being charged with a crime -- whether a felony or a misdemeanor -- can have serious immigration implications. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as prison and/or jail time, substantial fines, and the disadvantages living with a criminal record. For non-citizens a criminal charge may initiate immigration removal proceedings which could result in deportation. A criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

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What if my loved one was arrested for a criminal charge and is now being detained by ICE? 

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If your loved one has been charged with a criminal offense and is not a U.S. citizen, you need prompt legal representation from a criminal attorney and an immigration attorney. U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the largest investigative agency of the Department of Homeland Security will often place holds also known as detainers on individuals they suspect may be non-citizens. During this stressful time, it would be advantageous to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who has a strong criminal and immigration background. SOTO-LAW is ready to take on your loved one’s case with guaranteed aggressive representation at an affordable price.

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My loved one’s criminal charge has escalated to a removal proceeding. What’s next?

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Whether a non-citizen is arrested on criminal charges or detained directly by ICE, administrative removal proceedings commence. If you or your loved one is served with a notice to appear before the Executive Office of Immigration Review, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney in order to determine whether the non-citizen qualifies for relief from removal. An immigration judge presides over the removal proceedings. The government is represented by an attorney from the Department of Homeland Security. Unlike criminal court, where defendants who cannot afford private counsel are appointed a public defender, the respondent (non-citizen) in immigration court must represent themselves pro se if they don’t hire a lawyer to represent them. The judge then hands down an order of termination, relief from removal, or a removal. Immigrants facing deportation back to their countries of origin often feel helpless; however, SOTO-LAW believes that all Families Deserve to Stay Together. Keeping families together is the driving force behind our work at SOTO-LAW.

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For non-citizens there is a domino effect which could occur when charged with a criminal offense. Hiring an attorney who is not knowledgeable in both criminal and immigration cases, could prove to be a costly mistake.

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Hiring a different attorney for each case is expensive, and it’s often difficult for the two attorneys to communicate effectively. Why not hire an attorney who can handle both cases? You and your family need an attorney who can advocate for you every step of the way, and SOTO-LAW is up for the challenge.

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With COVID-19 spreading rampantly through ICE detention centers; Florence SPC, Eloy, and La Palma, the answer is simple, hire SOTO-LAW to fight for release on bond for your loved as soon as possible.

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Contact us now!
The Domino Effect: Avoiding Deportation after a Criminal Charge
Criminal charges are complex, and the smallest oversight can result in permanent consequences, especially if a criminal charge leads to an immigration hearing.  Our goal at SOTO-LAW is to provide expert and aggressive legal representation with integrity in action on all criminal and immigration matters.  In addition to criminal defense cases, SOTO-LAW offers a wide variety of immigration services, including:

-

Executive Office of Immigration Review (Immigration Courts)
  • Adjustment of Status in Court
  • Asylum
  • Bond Hearings
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Review of Negative Credible/Reasonable Fear Decision
  • Voluntary Departure
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Familial Petition
  • Consular Processing
  • Fiancé(e) Visa
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Path to Citizenship
  • Affirmative Asylum
  • Freedom of Information/Privacy Act and Online FOIA Request
  • Removal of Conditional LPR
  • Replacement of LPR Card
  • DACA
  • VAAWA
  • T-Visa
  • U-Visa
  • Permission to reapply for admission into the US after Deportation or Removal
  • Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
  • Work Permit
Appeals
  • Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
If you've been arrested or charged with a crime, you and your family will want the immediate assistance of a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A good criminal defense lawyer can explain your rights in all stages of the criminal process and help make the difference between a reduced plea bargain or dismissal and a jail sentence. Being charged with a crime -- whether a felony or a misdemeanor -- can have serious immigration implications. A person facing criminal charges risks severe penalties and consequences, such as prison and/or jail time, substantial fines, and the disadvantages living with a criminal record. For non-citizens a criminal charge may initiate immigration removal proceedings which could result in deportation. A criminal arrest of any nature warrants the legal advice of a qualified criminal defense attorney who can protect your rights and secure the best possible outcome for your case.

-

What if my loved one was arrested for a criminal charge and is now being detained by ICE? 

-

If your loved one has been charged with a criminal offense and is not a U.S. citizen, you need prompt legal representation from a criminal attorney and an immigration attorney. U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) – the largest investigative agency of the Department of Homeland Security will often place holds also known as detainers on individuals they suspect may be non-citizens. During this stressful time, it would be advantageous to hire an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who has a strong criminal and immigration background. SOTO-LAW is ready to take on your loved one’s case with guaranteed aggressive representation at an affordable price.

-

My loved one’s criminal charge has escalated to a removal proceeding. What’s next?

-

Whether a non-citizen is arrested on criminal charges or detained directly by ICE, administrative removal proceedings commence. If you or your loved one is served with a notice to appear before the Executive Office of Immigration Review, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney in order to determine whether the non-citizen qualifies for relief from removal. An immigration judge presides over the removal proceedings. The government is represented by an attorney from the Department of Homeland Security. Unlike criminal court, where defendants who cannot afford private counsel are appointed a public defender, the respondent (non-citizen) in immigration court must represent themselves pro se if they don’t hire a lawyer to represent them. The judge then hands down an order of termination, relief from removal, or a removal. Immigrants facing deportation back to their countries of origin often feel helpless; however, SOTO-LAW believes that all Families Deserve to Stay Together. Keeping families together is the driving force behind our work at SOTO-LAW.

-

For non-citizens there is a domino effect which could occur when charged with a criminal offense. Hiring an attorney who is not knowledgeable in both criminal and immigration cases, could prove to be a costly mistake.

-

Hiring a different attorney for each case is expensive, and it’s often difficult for the two attorneys to communicate effectively. Why not hire an attorney who can handle both cases? You and your family need an attorney who can advocate for you every step of the way, and SOTO-LAW is up for the challenge.

-

With COVID-19 spreading rampantly through ICE detention centers; Florence SPC, Eloy, and La Palma, the answer is simple, hire SOTO-LAW to fight for release on bond for your loved as soon as possible.

-

Contact us now!

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I was charged with a small amount of marijuana that wasn't even mine, but since I was in the same vehicle, they charged me. I hired Mr. Soto and he was able to dismiss my case in no time without any stress on my part.

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Very professional! And above all, he gets all the information about his case and investigates it in order to defend it - As it should be. He was my defense attorney in a very difficult case and he got my case dismissed in court - Thank you, Mr. Soto.

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I was charged with a small amount of marijuana that wasn't even mine, but since I was in the same vehicle, they charged me. I hired Mr. Soto and he was able to dismiss my case in no time without any stress on my part.

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Very professional! And above all, he gets all the information about his case and investigates it in order to defend it - As it should be. He was my defense attorney in a very difficult case and he got my case dismissed in court - Thank you, Mr. Soto.

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