Oregon Deportation Defense Lawyers
Criminal charges are made even more complex when paired with allegations of entering or remaining in the country illegally. Not only does the person charged with the crime face the possibility of major penalties upon conviction, there is also the possibility of deportation. In order to provide a strong defense, an attorney must understand not only the federal court system, but the overlapping immigration issues.
At Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., we are experienced in dealing with criminal prosecutors and the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials who handle the immigrations issues. At our law firm, you will find four attorneys who have more than 70 years of combined experience and are skilled at handling these complex cases. Even our most recently added attorney has been providing criminal defense representation for more than a decade. If you are an immigrant under investigation or under arrest for a federal crime, we can help.
Tough and Aggressive Defense, No Matter What the Charge
Our lawyers defend against federal drug offenses, federal firearm and weapon offenses, and all other federal offenses. All federal charges are serious, meaning that immigrants who face these charges are at risk for removal from the country. Even if a charge may seem relatively minor, if it is determined that a person is in the country unlawfully, an aggressive defense strategy is critical. We will provide it.
Even if a person is in the country legally, a serious crime could jeopardize immigration status. For example, a permanent resident alien who has lived in this country his or her entire life is unfortunately convicted of a first time felony offense. That person is likely to be deported even though they may not speak the language, even though their entire family is in the U.S. lawfully, even though they know no one in their "home country." It is important for these people to enlist a lawyer who understands the sensitive nature of their case and will not simply treat it like any other criminal defense case.
Contact Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen for a Free and Confidential Initial Consultation
Our law firm is committed to providing the highest-quality legal representation for reasonable rates. We are also committed to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.
If you are looking for an experienced Portland illegal immigration defense lawyer, call toll-free to 1-888-311-2016, or send us an e-mail.