For non-U.S. citizens who are charged with a crime, it is particularly important to seek legal counsel from a criminal defense attorney with expertise in immigration law. Arrest and conviction of a crime can have serious consequences on a person's immigration status and naturalization eligibility, including possible deportation, denial of naturalization, or rejection of an application for permanent residence.
Under both California and federal law, criminal defendants must be advised of the consequences that a plea bargain or conviction may have on their immigration status. As an attorney practicing exclusively in the areas of criminal defense and immigration, Jay Tanenbaum understands these legal requirements and the impact a plea or conviction can have on one's immigration status. Jay is an AV-rated attorney with over 40 years of experience who is well-respected in the courts and throughout the Southern California legal community.
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